Jack and His Father Build a House


Children - Concept
30 Pages
Reviewed on 10/20/2020
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Jack's Daddy builds houses for people and one day Mommy and Jack decided to visit him at work. Daddy was high up on the top of a roof, laying black tiles, when they saw him. They sat together and had lunch and Daddy showed him around the worksite. There were many nails and sharp things around that could hurt them so they had to be careful. Jack wanted to build houses like his Daddy when he grew up. It was time for Jack to go home and his Daddy said he would be back home soon with a surprise for Jack. What was the surprise and was Jack happy with what his Daddy got for him? Let us read the story and find out what the surprise was!

Jack and His Father Build a House by Colleen Baxter Sullivan is a wonderful story that speaks about the bonding of a father and a son in a beautiful way. Rachel Flannery's illustrations are as adorable as the story and the characters and breathe life into the story and make it palpable. The characters and the plot are real and relatable, and young readers will be able to connect with Jack, his parents, and their loving family. It is a good book to use for storytelling sessions at home and in classrooms where there are small children because the sentence formation is simple, neat, and easy to understand. Books like this are good to introduce to children when they start reading because the vocabulary is simple and the illustrations give clarity to an author's words.