Both my son and daughter have the ability to turn everyday objects into tools that create, build and occasionally make messes the size of Texas. Our spatula has been a screwdriver, our whisk has been a drill, and even a tube of toothpaste was once a bottle of calk. However, that last one I had to quickly remove […]
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The picture book Whose Tools? is “a nifty, unexpectedly sophisticated exploration of the tools and professions connected to the world of construction” (Kirkus Reviews). This nonfiction ode to building a house from the ground up features six kinds of craftsmen and the 24 tools they use, accurately labeled. The answer to each inquiring refrain is revealed under a gatefold, seven in all, engaging the reader in an informative guessing game. With lyrical (and factual!) text by New York Times bestselling author Toni Buzzeo, and the expertly stylized art of illustrator and designer Jim Datz, this sturdily constructed board book is perfect for curious and playful young readers. “Women are well represented among Datz’s carpenters, roofers, electricians, plumbers, and painters (who are drawn in a range of skin tones), providing a subtle ‘you could do this, too’ message that is cemented in a closing scene of two children playing with blocks in the finished house.” —Publishers Weekly A Guess-the-Job Book series:Whose Tools?Whose Truck?Whose Big Rig?Whose Boat?
About the Author
Toni Buzzeo’s first three books in the Guess-the-Job series (Whose Truck?, Whose Tools?, and Whose Boat?) have sold more than 100,000 copies. She is also the author of the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times bestseller One Cool Friend, as well as 25 other books for children. Endlessly enthusiastic, Buzzeo draws on her career experiences as an elementary school librarian in crafting her books and speaking with audiences of children in schools and libraries. She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, in a two-family home where her grandchildren live one flight up.