Look at That Building!: A First Book of Structures

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Kids Can Press Ltd, Sep 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Learning about buildings and how they are constructed has never been so much fun. This gem of a book introduces young readers to basic construction concepts through the eyes of five friends keen on building a doghouse for their pet pooch, Max. To find out more about the task, Yulee, Martin, Nick, Sally and Pedro head to the library, where they learn about foundations, beams, frames and other building fundamentals. Fun facts, bright illustrations and comic-book-style discussions among the characters add to the mix. An activity at the end of the book invites readers to make their own mini doghouse out of marshmallows, paper, glue and craft sticks.
 

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User Review  - crfonten - LibraryThing

This is a book about building structures. It explains the parts of a building as well as the function and purpose of them. The book also includes terms and definitions of different building details ... Read full review

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Good introduction to architecture for young readers. Read full review

Contents

Buildings All around Us
4
Home Plans
6
Firm Foundation
8
A Place to Stand
10
Look Up
12
Natures Buildings
14
Up the Wall
16
Frame It
18
Cool Columns
22
Indoor Outdoor
24
A Roof over Our Heads
26
Back to the Tree House
28
Make a Mini Doghouse
30
Index
32
Back cover
33
Copyright

Super Shapes
20

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Scot Ritchie is an award winning illustrator who lives in Vancouver British Columbia. He has illustrated over 40 children's books, (some of which he also wrote) including Let's Go! The Story of Getting from There to Here, Up, Up and Away and the Basics for Beginners series, Hockey, Baseball and Soccer.

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