Mr Rouse Builds His House

Mr Rouse Builds His House


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This tiny book, originally published in 1950, tells the story of Mr. Rouse, who has decided to build himself a house. Inevitably, the process is much longer and more detailed than Mr. Rouse initially envisions: “Mr. Builder, I’m not a bird, you know; how could I live in a house made of leaves?”

This quirky tale from 1950 takes readers through the process of choosing building types and making all kinds of decisions. In a wonderful blend of absurd poetry and pragmatism, Mr. Rouse contends with building materials, transportation, lighting, and plumbing, encountering quarreling stairs and dapper gutters on his way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849761543
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 4.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Stefan and Franciszka Themerson were Polish avant-garde artists and filmmakers who in the 1940s fled to London, where they worked on a huge range of creative projects. In 1948, they founded the influential Gaberbocchus Press, publishers of Kurt Schwitters, Jankel Adler, and Alfred Jarry, among others. Barbara Wright was a translator and art writer who worked closely with the Themersons and also translated key works of 20th-century French literature into English, including Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi.

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