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In a People House (Bright & Early Books(R)) Hardcover


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  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Series: Bright & Early Books(R)
  • Hardcover: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Later Printing edition (September 25, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394823958
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394823959
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.7 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A tour of household objects by an enraptured mouse. A zany, exuberant, useful word book." - Scholastic Teacher

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Illus. in full color. "A tour of household objects by an enraptured mouse. A zany, exuberant, useful word book."--Scholastic Teacher.  

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Her 4 year old brother loved the story too!
Linda Campbell
Good for the beginning reader and fun for those who don't read yet.
Judy A. Rogers
When I was a Child, this book was my favorite Dr Seuss book.
Nancy Anderson

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on June 21, 2004
Format: Library Binding
The whole point of the Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners was to give young kids easy to read books where they would want to actually read them because they are funny books with easy words and clear pictures. "In a People House" is a book that combines easy to read rhymes with common household items. The idea is that a mouse shows Mr. Bird the inside of a "people house," where there are not only standard things like doors and ceiling but also more interesting objects like roller skates and doughtnuts.
Written by Dr. Seuss under his Theo. LeSieg pseudonym, used when somebody else besides Theodore Geisel was doing the artwork, this book simply provides beginning readers with over 60 different nouns. Illustrated by Roy McKie, "In a People House" is intended to give kids the words to go with the objects they are likely to see around the house. The book is essentially a list, manipulated so that the rhyme works, so for the most part kids are going to find words like "pencil" and "toothbrush" next to drawings of the mouse or Mr. Bird with the object.
This approach here is simple and effective. Since the objects you are likely to find "In a People House" have not changed all that significantly since this book was first published in 1972 it is still going to do the job it was created for three decades later. Young kids should be able to find the words in this book that go with the objects in their house, and being able to "look up" words in a book is a great skill for them to learn as well.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By heath on March 2, 2000
Format: Library Binding
"In a People House" was my son's favorite book about 20 years ago, when we belonged to a book club and it was one that we received. We wore out the pages it was so well loved. The many household objects named in this book in rythmic fashion made it particularly interesting for young listeners. I always read it with great expression! I highly recommend this book for Mothers to read to their young children...they will love it!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 30, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book was first bought at a thrift store for my husbands first daughter. They literally read the cover off this book. I later replaced it with a new one and now both my husband and I can recite the whole book without looking at the pages. The book has rhythm and rhyme. It is wonderful.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 18, 2003
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is one of my favorite early childhood learning-to-read books. I giggled my way through it when I was a kid, and I loved reading it to my younger brother.
I am surprised to see so many other reviewers unfavorably comparing "In a People House" to Dr. Seuss -- here's the truth: This book IS by Dr. Seuss. His real name is Theodore Seuss Geisel, and this book's author is...Theo. Lesieg. That would be Geisel spelled backwards. It's a pen name, get it? This book is meant for Dr. Seuss's youngest readers, which is why the pictures and text are so simple. It's fantastic, every child needs a copy by the age of 1 1/2, and I wish it were till in print.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PeaTee TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 29, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This one is a primer for beginning readers: AR 1

The story is about a mouse and a bird who enter a house to take a look around. The artwork is the standard cute and colorful Suessian stuff. The print is VERY large, and it provides good, non-threatening practice for beginning readers. However, unlike other Dr. Seuss books, this one is not as interesting as a read-aloud, and I don't think you'll find your children pouring through it the way they will "Cat in the Hat" or "The Butter Battle Book".

Here's some text so you can see what it's like.

"Come inside, Mr. Bird," said the mouse.
"I'll show you what there is in a People House..."

"Bananas, bathtub, bottles, brooms...
That's what you find in people's rooms".

As you can see most of the text is a list of household items and as a consequence I'm only giving this book 3-Stars. While it is a good solid book, it's not one that I would recommend people buy.

Pam T~
mom and reviewer at BooksForKids-Reviews
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 9, 2005
Format: Paperback
this book is great for teaching kids what everything is around the house. i think parents should have their kids read this book. its one of my other favorites!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Koppel on September 11, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Theo LeSieg (also known as Dr. Seuss) produces a new word book sort of like Hop on Pop but with a continuing plot.
A mouse wants to show a bird what a people house is like. The two animals scamper around the house with the mouse naming common household items. But eventually the mouse remembers that there is something else in a people house. People! The two animals return to the outdoors.
Plenty of vocabulary words that children should be familiar with (although some may not be familiar with a telephone with a dial). This is great for helping children learn to read. The words are large and clear (not small and on a dark background like in some books), thus making it even easier to learn.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ReaderRay on July 5, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I loved this book as a kid and now love reading it to my nephew. It teaches him the names of so many things in a fun way. Its also a book that kids can read by themselves fairly quickly since most of it entails naming items.
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