Building Our House
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
In this unique construction book for kids who love tools and trucks, readers join a girl and her family as they pack up their old house in town and set out to build a new one in the country. Mom and Dad are going to make the new house themselves, from the ground up. From empty lot to finished home, every stage of their year-and-a-half-long building project is here. And at every step their lucky kids are watching and getting their hands dirty, in page after page brimming with machines, vehicles, and all kinds of house-making activities!
As he imagines it through the eyes of his older sister, Building Our House is Jonathan Bean's retelling of his own family's true experience, and includes an afterword with photographs from the author's collection.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - aconant - LibraryThing
This book is based on the author Jonathan Bean's childhood. The detailed description of building his parent's home in the country is mesmerizing. At the back of the book, he includes some great photos ... Read full review
Review: Building Our HouseUser Review - Goodreads
"He teaches all day, pounds on the house all night, and his wife still gets pregnant!" This observation was made about one of our friends, Stan, who is now gone from this world. This book reminded me ... Read full review