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Building a House
     

Building a House

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by Byron Barton
 

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Byron Barton, the celebrated creator of numerous picture books for very young children, including Trucks, My Bus, and My Car, builds a house, step by step, right before your eyes!

A machine digs a big hole. A cement mixer pours cement. Carpenters put up walls. Bricklayers, electricians, plumbers, and painters do their part. Through

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Byron Barton, the celebrated creator of numerous picture books for very young children, including Trucks, My Bus, and My Car, builds a house, step by step, right before your eyes!

A machine digs a big hole. A cement mixer pours cement. Carpenters put up walls. Bricklayers, electricians, plumbers, and painters do their part. Through brilliantly simple words and pictures a house is built.

"You can almost do it yourself by carefully noting the steps depicted in each bright, brisk, clearly delineated picture . . . With independently interesting pictures and a definite, sunny personality, a very fine piece of work indeed."—Kirkus Reviews

Named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble Staff
This introduction to home construction answers toddler's questions about how a house is built. The clear, simple text and bright, colorful illustrations will inspire youthful carpenters to grab a hammer and get to work!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688093563
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/1990
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
74,033
Product dimensions:
9.87(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Byron Barton is the creator of many picture books for young children, including My Car, Building a House, and Little Red Hen.

Byron Barton is the creator of many picture books for young children, including My Car, Building a House, and Little Red Hen.

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Building a House 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Maria1010 More than 1 year ago
My 3 year old LOVES this book, and so do I! It's very simple - text and pictures - yet realistic. We love looking at the pipes in the bathroom, the tools, the steps involved in building a home. My son is a Tools Guy, and this is absolutely perfect for the toddler and preschooler.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful yet simplistic book for young children; especially for families building a home. It is realistic and covers the process from beginning to end.