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Building Our House - by Jonathan Bean (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 48

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Art

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)

Age Range: 4-8 years

Author: Jonathan Bean

Language: English

Street Date: January 8, 2013
TCIN: 14377285
UPC: 9780374380236
Item Number (DPCI): 248-81-8445


"Children ages 3-10 who already like tools and diggers aren't the only ones who will respond to the warmth and optimism in these clear, detailed, gently color-washed pages." --The Wall Street Journal

"Shot through with pioneer spirit . . . Bean's terrific illustrations show a loving family, living in a mobile home as they gather lumber and pour concrete . . . Children will enjoy the comforting solidity of shoring up foundations and sawing strong boards." --The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)

"* Raise the roof for this picture book. It's something special." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"* Lovingly told, this captivating tale will help satisfy a child's curiosity of what it takes to create a building from scratch." --School Library Journal, starred review

"* Bean creates an engaging story as well as a glimpse into a warm family setting." --The Horn Book, starred review

"A warm look at the nuts and bolts of building a house and turning it into a home." --Publishers Weekly

"Wonderfully detailed, often humorous." --BCCB

"What's heartwarming throughout is the depiction of a tight-knit family ('My family makes up a strong crew of four')." --Booklist

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Valerie C - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
My 2 and 4 year old sons love when we read this book. The pictures are very detailed and contain some stories of their own. It is loosely based on the author's own experiences.
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