The House that Jack Built

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

(4.5 stars; 12 reviews)

"The House that Jack Built" is a standard of juvenile literature that delights children and adults alike with the increasingly lengthy sentences, stretched to the breaking point, that make up its narrative. Through a chain of events, beginning with a rodent eating some grain and culminating in a festive wedding, children learn that playing with grammar can be fun! You can read along with this recording by linking to the facsimile edition of an 1880 publication at the Children's Digital Library (Summary by Denny Sayers) (0 hr 3 min)


The House that Jack Built 3:20 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


Nice grammar play.

(5 stars)

The house that Jack built is a wonderful favourite amongst children & brings back fond memories to adults alike. This poem is a marvelous way to introduce many kindergarten children in building sentences with grammar using a pronoun to join & extend sentences. The reader was excellent as well. 5 out of 5 ☆ for this one.✔✔✔