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The House that Jack Built

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ISBN: 9781846860515

Illustrated by Diana Mayo

The House that Jack Built is a classic children's rhyme that gathers pace and complexity as it tumbles across the pages. Children will delight in repeating the verses and following the antics of animals and characters of every shape and size, all of them brought vividly to life by Diana Mayo in her debut picture book. Subtle clues in each spread of the artwork reveal which animal or character will appear on the page to come.

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  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 9.75 inches
  • Page Count: 24 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 3-7 years

Awards & Accolades

"Here's a version of a classic that grown-ups will want to share with young children; it's an 'Oh I remember that one' winner. The bold folk-style acrylic illustrations with their whimsical details perfectly match the situations in the [text].... And, of course, children will relish repeating the rhymes as they gather pace in this rollicking, bounce-on-the-knee classic" — Booklist

"Picture book newcomer Diana Mayo gives a fresh coat of paint to The House That Jack Built. She illustrates the time-honored cumulative rhyme with crisp lines, detailed vistas and zesty colors, and the human expressions on the beleaguered animals add to the fun" — Publishers Weekly

About the Contributors

Illustrated by - Diana Mayo
Diana Mayo has a BA in Graphic Design and Illustration from Kingston University, in southeast England. Since graduating in 1990 she has worked as a freelance illustrator for many clients, including Kingfisher, Oxford University Press and Scholastic. Diana often holds an "open-studio" to give advice to new illustrators and runs rouses on children's book illustration. She draws her inspiration from folk tales, myths and "trivia" from around the world, and revels in strong color and lively detail.

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