THE HOUSE THAT SANTA BUILT IS DIANNE’S NEWEST MERRY READ!
Dianne de Las Casas’ NEWEST book, The House That Santa Built, illustrated by the talented Holly Stone-Barker, is here! The dynamic duo do it again in this delightful Christmas version of the classic The House That Jack Built. Layers of cut-paper snow blanket the pages of this jolly holiday tale. Join the merry collage of characters as they dance across the colorful pages. Listeners will delightfully join in as they creak, squeak, stomp, and clap with the joyous parade of visitors at Santa’s North Pole abode! For fun book activities, click here.
“This merry take on the cumulative verses of “The House That Jack Built” features a mouse, an elf, a reindeer, a snowman, a boy, a girl, a baby, and, of course, Santa. Young readers can get in on the action thanks to the pairing of sound effects or movements such as “creak, creak,” “squeak, squeak,” “hee, hee,” “stomp, stomp,” “jingle, jingle,” and “thumpety thump.” The cut- and torn-paper collage illustrations are bright and humorous. Share this one at holiday storytimes and encourage the audience to join in on the fun.” - School Library Journal
DIANNE HAS TWO NEW AR BOOKS!
There’s a Dragon in the Library and The House That Witchy Built are now AR books! With school in full swing, your students will be taking those AR tests. Be sure to add Dianne’s books to your AR library! Happy Tales to You!
BRING DIANNE TO YOUR SCHOOL OR LIBRARY FOR AN AUTHOR VISIT!
Dianne sizzles on stage with “revved-up storytelling!” Through the use of character voices, creative movement, and animated expressions, she wows audiences with lively presentations of her books. Dianne is available for day visits and block booking. Click here for more information.
Thank you for visiting! Please take a look around. There are great accompanying activities for each of my children’s books. You will also find storytelling games, literacy activities, and family together time activities. There’s tons of fun for everyone!
NOVEMBER IS PICTURE BOOK MONTH
Dianne de Las Casas is the founder of Picture Book Month. During the month of November, picture books are celebrated around the world! Be sure to visit Picture Book Month to read essays on the importance of picture books by luminaries such as Chris Raschka, John Rocco, Doreen Cronin, Jon Scieszka, and Paul O. Zelinsky. During the 2012 Picture Book Month, the American International School in Budapest, Hungary read 6,917 picture books! Wow and congratulations to Ms. Ducharme, their incredible librarian!
November is Picture Book Month! Read * Share * Celebrate!
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