Someone Builds the Dream

Someone Builds the Dream
Loren Long, Lisa Wheeler
RRP:
NZ$ 37.00
Our Price:
NZ$ 29.60
Hardback
h225 x 289mm - 48pg
23 Mar 2021 US
International import eta 7-19 days
9781984814333
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Buildings, bridges, and books don' t exist without the laborers who are often invisible in the final product, as this joyous and profound picture book reveals. All across this great big world, jobs are getting doneby many hands in many lands. It takes much more than ONE. Gorgeously written and illustrated, this is an eye-opening exploration of the many types of work that go into building our world--from the making of a bridge to a wind farm, an amusement park, and even the very picture book that you are reading. An architect may dream up the plans for a house, but someone has to actually work the saws and pound the nails. This book is a thank-you to the skilled women and men who work tirelessly to see our dreams brought to life.
This is a gorgeous, respectful tribute, expressed in jaunty rhymes that read well, to the dignity and beauty of industry and the pride and pleasure derived from doing one' s best . . . Marvelous as a read-aloud and as a springboard to maker projects in classrooms and libraries. --Kirkus, starred review Wheeler makes her points clearly in rhyming stanzas that read aloud effortlessly. The rhythm of the verses changes from fluid lines about thecreative planners to shorter, more forceful phrases describing the builders. Using acrylics and colored pencils, Long offers a broad array of beautifully composed, colorful scenes. --Booklist Young children will enjoy the details shown in the illustrations and the lyrical text. For older children, the book can be a great first title to read when beginning a study of the concept of labor. It also can be used as a mentor text for writing poetry. For everyone, it can help us remember to appreciate the many skilled people across a wide variety of trades who make the things we enjoy. --School Library Connection
Lisa Wheeler is the author of many picture books that are loved for their infectious read-aloud quality, such as Jazz Baby (a Geisel honor book), her Dino-Sports series, and The Christmas Boot, which won a Golden Kite Award for the best picture book text. She lives near Detroit, Michigan. Loren Long is one of the most iconic and beloved illustrators of our time. He has collaborated with authors ranging from Angela Johnson, Julie Fogliano, and Matt de la Pena to Barack Obama, Frank McCourt and Madonna. His bestselling Otis the Tractor series is in development as an animated TV Show, and one of his most recent picture books, Love by Matt de la Pena, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller. Loren lives in Cincinatti with his wife, sons, and their pet Weimaraners.

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