Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge #NFPB2017- February 8, 2017

08 Feb


Dreaming Up: A Celebration of BuildingDreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love it when books are more than they seem. The bulk of this picture book shows kids building all kinds of things using all sorts of materials-like popsicle sticks, Lego bricks, blankets and pillows- accompanied by a real world structure similar to their creation. The text is various concrete poems and will serve as a fun read-aloud. My favorite part is the nonfiction aspect of the book which is the back matter including information about the structures, a short biography of the architects and quotes from them.

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4 responses to “Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge #NFPB2017- February 8, 2017

  1. lindabaie

    February 8, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    This sounds so wonderful to add to a younger classroom’s library. Block cities were a huge part of the curriculum in the younger classes at my school. Thanks!

  2. annettepimentel

    February 8, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I love the way the content, the poetry, and the art interact in this book.

  3. Michele

    February 8, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    I read this book last year because it was part of our state award list. I was surprised with it as well.

  4. Kellee from Unleashing Readers (@kelleemoye)

    February 8, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    What a neat concept! Concrete poetry, architecture, etc. Fascinating!


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