“Can a picture book inspired by ‘The House that Jack Built’ do anything new? Storyteller de Las Casas gives it her all in converting one of her favorite stories to the printed page . . .Witchy definitely rocks this house! Use [it] to get the Halloween party started.”
—Kirkus Reviews in praise of The House That Witchy Built
Dianne de Las Casas and Holly Stone-Barker do it again in this delightful Christmas version of the classic The House That Jack Built. Everyone is welcome in the house that Santa has built—with a little help from de Las Casas and Stone-Barker! Layers of cut-paper snow blanket the pages of this jolly holiday tale. Join the merry collage of characters as they dance across Santa’s front yard, behind ornament-filled trees, around colorfully wrapped presents, and beside Santa’s bright house. de Las Casas’ uses engaging onomatopoeia as she introduces each character,, from the girl’s kiss (smooch! smooch!) to the elf’s laugh (hee, hee), that will have every child singing along! Holly Stone-Barker’s intricate cut-paper illustrations accompany the text for a holiday experience that is sure to become an instant family classic.
About the Author
Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author, storyteller, and the founder of Picture Book Month, an international literacy initiative celebrating the print picture book each November.. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs worldwide at schools, conferences, and special events. She is the author of many picture books with Pelican, including Mama’s Bayou, The House That Witchy Built, and Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate. She lives in Harvey, Louisiana.
About the Illustrator
Holly Stone-Barker is an illustrator and educator who specializes in cut-paper collage. She has worked with de Las Casas on a number of other Pelican titles. A prolific designer in a variety of fields, Stone-Barker has worked for such clients as Clubhouse Jr. Magazine and La Capitol Federal Credit Union. She combines her illustration experience with her love of education by instructing art programs for school-aged children with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
THE HOUSE THAT SANTA BUILT
By Dianne de Las Casas
Illustrated by Holly Stone-Barker
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.
Ages 0-5 Grades P-K
ISBN: 9781455617500 Hardcover