Murray, Alison The House that Zack Built Candlewick, 2016. $17.00 PICTURE BOOK
A re-telling of the classic rhyme, with a farm theme. A buzzing
fly annoys the animals into a series of accidents, which create quite a mess on
the farm. Zach has been making a barn with blocks and finally notices the ruckus
and gets to work.
This book features charming illustrations and a wonderful
rhyming scheme. We have quite a few
re-tellings of this rhyme, but this one is
my new favorite as it features farm animals, a topic that the Kindergarten
learn each year before their trip to a local farm. I also like, from a grown-up
perspective, that the little boy is responsible and a hard worker. Student
readers will enjoy all the chaos the fly causes.
PRE-K, EL(K-3) - ADVISABLE
Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.