The House in the Meadow by Shutta Crum

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Over in the meadow there's a spring wedding, with the couple's 10 best friends to celebrate. What's next? A house! 9 diggers, 8 masons, 7 carpenters, 6 well diggers, etc. show up with all their trucks and tools to build a new house.

About Shutta Crum

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Shutta Crum is a retired children's librarian. Her Clarion titles include Spitting Image and My Mountain Song. She was born in Paintsville, Kentucky, and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For more information visit The illustrator lives in Washington, D.C.
Published January 1, 2003 by Albert Whitman & Company. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Crum's (Who Took My Hairy Toe?) poetics run into some rough spots (e.g., "Over in the meadow, putting pipes through the floor,/ Florence used her wrench and apprentices 4./ 'Plumb!' said Florence.

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