Percy and the five houses

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None of the five different houses Percy receives from the House of the Month Club proves to be as perfect as his own beaver home.

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When Percy the beaver finds some gold, Ferd the fox soon convinces him to join the House of the Month Club. Each month for five months, Percy will receive a new house. The first month, a cardboard Victorian house arrives to the delight of Percy and Grandpa. Disappointment follows when the house is blown into the trees. The next selection is a cardboard castle which is destroyed by heavy rain. A crepe-paper tepee flies to shreds in the wind. When a tiny camper arrives, Percy must let some mice move into it. After the igloo for December arrives, he realizes that his own beaver dam is the best home for him, and Ferd--with the igloo--heads for the North Pole. Minarik charmingly revamps the "no-place-like-home" chestnut, since Percy never really leaves his home in order to find it. Stevenson's zany cartoons give Percy's world an animated glee: Percy wears jogging shorts, lizards don striped shirts and a pelican sports a baseball cap. The shredded houses are colorful in their ruined glory; the castles in the air are succinctly replaced by the down-to-earth beaver dam. Ages 3-6.
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Kindergarten-Grade 2-- Percy joins the House of the Month Club, but as each house arrives it is demolished by the elements or found to be quite unsuitable for a beaver. Not surprisingly, Percy finds that home, his beaver dam, is best. There is charm in the variety of the houses: a paper Victorian cottage, complete with tabs for folding and assembling; a cardboard castle; a crepe paper teepee; a frozen igloo; a tiny trailer, just the size for mice; and dearest of all, the cozy beaver dam. However, the story itself is somewhat flat. Readers accustomed to the quirky humor of Stevenson's watercolors may be disappointed with Minarik's subdued text. The book, written for beginning readers, has straightforward, declarative sentences; large print; and a simple-to-follow story line. While not suited to children who are just learning to read, it may serve as an alternative to the standard easy reader choices for first and second graders. --Gail C. Ross, Baltimore County Public Library
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