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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Review: Building Our HouseUser Review - Gretchen - Goodreads
Great story and illustrations. There is also a great book trailer that talks about the author's writing process and shows the book in different phases. This could be interesting to show students as ... Read full review
Review: Building Our HouseUser Review - Roxanne - Goodreads
This was cute, but it was really really long - not age-appropriate for my child (who pulled it off the shelf at the library). Also, the whole time I was reading it to her I couldn't help thinking that ... Read full review