Jack’s House

Did Jack really build the ‘house that Jack built?’

One hard-working, big-truck-driving, hammer-pounding pooch, Max, wants you to know his side of the story in this exciting tell-all tale.


“This book was built for those youngsters with a jones for trucks and other big wheels, and it delivers in spades.”

- Kirkus Reviews

A wonderful twist on an age-old rhyme. . . . The vehicles that drive up to the site delivering materials and excavating are rugged and tough, appealing to the construction enthusiasts, but the soaring house is the centerpiece of the story, and Max’s care in building it is obvious. This beguiling book will be a hit . . . ”

  1. -School Library Journal


The Original Art Exhibition, Museum of American Illustration, NY, NY

A Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book

The Beil family dog, an expert hole-digger, inspired the character of the hard-working Max.

Click the sketch to see Jack’s House during the design phase! 

Copyright © 2008 Karen Magnuson Beil. All rights reserved.

Illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

Holiday House