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A House Is a House for Me (Picture Puffin Books) Paperback – July 29, 1982


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 560L (What's this?)
  • Series: Picture Puffin Books
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (July 29, 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140503943
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140503944
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 7.1 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,358,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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It is an astonishing book, one of the best of the year. -- New York Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Mary Ann Hoberman lives in Greenwich, Connecticut. Betty Fraser lives in New York City. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Mary Ann Hoberman is a poet and the critically acclaimed author of many books for children, including the beloved A House Is a House for Me, which won a National Book Award. She was also the editor of the poetry anthology My Song Is Beautiful: Poems and Pictures in Many Voices. Ms. Hoberman gives readings in libraries and schools, and her poems are included in countless anthologies. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut

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My favorite book fro young children (and their adult readers).
franary
It has a very nice rhyme and rhythem to it when read aloud and the pictures are very colorful and whimsical.
S. Reynolds
I loved reading this book to my children, and now reading it to grandchildren.
Emily Robertson

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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 27, 1998
Format: Paperback
My oldest child is now almost 15 and I have had this book on hand for the last 12 years. I also have 2 other children. All 3 of my children have loved this book. I have read it over and over and over again over the last 12 years. The children especially liked creating their own house is a house situations. The kids would go on and on and on for ages. I have held onto this book and read to my nieces and nephew over the years. Hopefully the book will last until I have grandchildren to read it to. I myself have thoroughly enjoyed the book time and time again.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Charles M. Jones on January 11, 2002
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I read this book to my daughter fifty times or more. It is a wonderful piece of poetry to recite; rhythmic and fun. The pictures are very detailed, with lots for a child to discover and ask questions about. Every page has an intricate drawing with many different recognizable details. I found it to be a good jumping off point for many varied discussions when my daughter was a tot. I send it to my friends who are having their first baby....
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Meghan MacKay on April 18, 2002
Format: Audio Cassette
I have only been a first grade teacher for two years now, and am just starting to build up my own children's literature collection. House is a House for Me is without a question one of my favorites. The children loved it so much when I read this book of rhyme, not a peep was made on the rug. When I was finished reading the book, the children wanted to create their own class version entitled House is a House for Me 2! If you are a teacher or a parent, this is a small investment, but one that you and your children will treasure for years to come.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brooke Buice on April 13, 2011
Format: Paperback
I am not so much a fan of the illustrations in this book, but I love the way the book reads. It introduces all kinds of animal houses as well as slightly more abstract ideas like boxes being houses for crackers. The words rhyme and flow beautifully. Definitely great for toddler story time. It may be a bit on the long side for some, but it keeps my 2 year old entertained and he asks for it by name!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Leith Ellis on October 2, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a great book to get children thinking! As a teacher, I've used it for years. In my Pre-K class, I like to read it in small groups and follow-up with having the children think of other "houses for things."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "Mom" on December 24, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The beautiful illustrations and poem encourage the kids to use their imagination and come up with new things that are homes. This was a favorite of my kids and I bought it for my grandchildren. Although they are a little young for the book, they will grow in to it and hopefully love it as much as their parents did.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SusanaLoca on September 11, 2009
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My son and I loved this book when he was 2 - 5. Its lilting rhythms and singsong verse hide the fact that this is an incredible vocabulary builder for little ones - giving them the correct terminology for a large number of shelters - animal and human. Great book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cara Adams on September 29, 2008
Format: Paperback
I had this book as an oversized edition for a long time. It finally fell apart, and I was so glad to find it again. I love the artwork, and the clever text really makes one think. Love it, love it, love it!
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