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Children's LiteratureAs part of the "Spyglass Books" social studies series, this book focuses on the interesting and unique types of housing from grass huts to houseboats. A main point of this book is that people use the materials they have and those that help them cope with living in particular climates. The text is very basic and written with preschoolers and beginning readers in mind. Each page of information is accompanied by a full page, color photograph on the opposing page. A related activity is included at the end of the book. Also included is a glossary, index, a list of more books to read, and web site references to enhance further study. This series would be best put to use in a preschool, kindergarten, or library setting. 2003, Compass Point Books, Ages 3 to 5.
— Trina Heidt