Monday, July 8, 2013

The House Takes a Vacation

The House Takes a Vacation
by Jacqueline Davies
Illustrated by Lee White

Genre: Picture Book

Synopsis: After the Peterson's leave for vacation, their house decides it wants to take a holiday, too!  But the different parts of the house can't agree on where to go.  Finally, the sunporch suggests that the house go to the beach.  The basement refuses "to rise to the occasion," but the rest of the house follows the front door as it leads the way-and the house has a vacation that it will never forget!

Review: This book made me smile and laugh with its choice of words.  The various parts of the house would talk and use play on words.  Here are some examples. "  "I feel like I've got the flue," mumbled the chimney."  and " "We could use the rest," said the windows.  "We're nearly shattered from all this travel." "  It was such a cleverly written book.  There are parts of it that have a lot of words on the page but that didn't seem to matter to my kids who sat enthralled by the story.  I thought it was interesting how each part of the house had its own personality.

Rating: 4 stars

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