This is one of those reassuringly familiar books for young fry. The size and format are of the big, bright picture book type. As the gaily stylized pictures in bright red, blue, green, and black and whites show . . . ""a house is for eating and sleeping, for taking a bath and hanging up clothes. Some houses are old and some are new. Some are in the city and reach up high. Some are in the country and stretch sideways."" The house is related to the community. From home people go to the school, to the store and to work. A house, the book says, is a place to sing, to make funny jokes or just to be together. A house is where people belong. The lovely nighttime pictures could also qualify this is as bedtime book. Jo Lowrey, the illustrator, has used those primary colors which little children love best in their own crayon boxes and put to good effect wide solid areas of color which add up to a clean, striking layout. Good, too, to dovetail with primary grade community units.