Title: Building Our House Author and Illustrator: Jonathan Bean Publisher: January 8th 2013 by Farrar Straus Giroux) Format: Hardcover; Pgs 48 Genre: Children's Ages: 3 - 6
“One wall will face north to ward off the wind,
one east to welcome the morning,
one south to soak in the sun,
and one west to see out the day.”
Based on a true story and told through the eyes of a young girl, the reader follows a family as they decide to leave the city and build a home of their very own in the country.
As the story is told and the season’s change, the reader can see exactly what is involved in building a home and how with the help of family and friends - a little girl, her brother, a new baby and parents have a new home to call their own.
The illustrations come off a bit drab and cartoonish but that is a drawback only seen by an adult, children will see the adventure and the fun that can be had when helping and being involved in building a home.