Friday, March 21, 2014

Build, Dogs, Build (Review)

This was a book that my kids were adamant about bringing home from the library. Anything having to do with construction is big right now. This is "Build, Dogs, Build: A Tall Tale" by James Horvath.

I liked this book because it isn't your usual construction book. I like books that are a little challenging and teach kids something new about something they already have discovered. The illustrations in this book are great for keeping kids' attention. They're very well done.

The book goes through each process of construction, starting with demolition. You learn that the crane has to be at the right angle to knock the building down. Then you go through the bulldozer and dump truck before starting the actual construction. Duke is the foreman in this book, but you find that there are tons of jobs to be done on the construction site. This includes digging trenches to run pipes, pouring concrete, putting girders together to make the frame, and even the jobs of electricians and plumbers.

I think this book is great. It easily kept the interest of my kids (3 and 4) and brought up a lot of new vocabulary and careers that we could talk about. It's a very cool book. I'll be looking for more by this author.

You can buy a copy from Amazon here (affiliate link):

Build, Dogs, Build: A Tall Tail

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