Look Inside a House

Look Inside a House

by Denise Lewis Patrick, La Coccinella, Mario Gumboli
     
 

How does a house get built? In this brightly illustrated book, preschoolers can learn about the different stages from beginning to end. Laying the foundation, erecting the walls, running the pipes and wiring, and decorating to make the house warm and cozy.  See more details below

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How does a house get built? In this brightly illustrated book, preschoolers can learn about the different stages from beginning to end. Laying the foundation, erecting the walls, running the pipes and wiring, and decorating to make the house warm and cozy.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-- At first glance, these books seem intriguing--big, splashy, bright board books with cut-outs to poke fingers through. However, while young children will be attracted to these colorful books, there is too much detail in the text for preschoolers. The writing in Look Inside a House is acceptable, but few preschoolers will care about the foundation and insulation of a house. More to the point, pity the hapless parents who must explain the undefined terms. Try describing a ``cornice'' to a three-year-old. Look Inside a Ship is dry and monotonous (``The roof is called the deck. The chimney is called the smokestack. The windows are called portholes,'' etc.). The cutouts are fine on the front of each page, but on the flip side they are mere holes, and make little sense. These books are not useful for the board-book audience. --Janet E. Fricker, Warminster Township Free Library, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448193519
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
04/13/1989
Series:
Poke & Look Learning Series
Edition description:
BOARD/SPRL
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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