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In a People House (Bright & Early Books(R)) Hardcover – September 25, 2007
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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.
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.
mom and reviewer at BooksForKids-Reviews
"In a People House" was the fourth of a dozen Dr. Seuss books in this series... this one is actually written under one of the pen names used by Theodor Geisel for books he authored but didn't illustrate, Theo. LeSieg (Geisel - otherwise known as Dr. Seuss - spelled backward). This one is illustrated by Roy McKie, and it's a funny, very colorful look at a mouse inviting a bird into a "People House" to explore - albeit a bit chaotically!Read more ›
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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