#82 - How to Build a House by Gail Gibbons

Summary: Building a house is a complex project which requires the cooperative efforts of many people. How to Build a House makes this process easy to understand for young readers. Beginning with the architect who draws the plans, readers meet the surveyors, equipment operators, carpenters, plumbers, and other people who produce a building. The book concludes with a family moving in, ready to make the house a home.

Suggested Activity:   Tool Prints

Place a small amount of thick, colored tempera paint in a flat pan. Also, provide the children with miniature tools such as wrenches and screwdrivers. Let the children place the tools in the paint, remove them, and then print with them on paper.
Curriculum Area:  Fine Motor Skills (controls small muscles in hands, coordinates eye-hand movement, uses tools for writing and drawing)

Appropriate Age Group: 4 and up