Look at That Building!

Scot Ritchie
Scot Ritchie

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.

978-1-55453-696-2 | Sep 1, 2011
List Price: USD $17.99, CAD $17.99
4-color 10 x 8 1/2 32 pages
Grades: Pre-K To 2 / Ages: 4 to 7
978-1-5253-0420-0 | May 7, 2019
List Price: USD $11.99, CAD $11.99

Awards & Reviews

“... an excellent introduction to architecture ...”
— Resource Links, August 2011
“... a wonderful introduction to structures ...”
— Canadian Children's Book News, August 2011
“Budding architects ... will appreciate this colorful overview.”
— Booklist, August 2011
“Bright and colourful illustrations and fun facts walk children through the fundamentals of buildings and structures ...”
— Journal of Commerce, January 2012
2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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