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How A House Is Built

Houses are built with many different materials, and in many shapes and sizes — and by many people! This picture book explains how homes are built — from the architect's plans through the arrival of a happy family. Many different careers — including carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and landscapers, all with representation of both women and men — are introduced, each doing their part to bring the picture wood-frame house to life.

Young would-be builders will be fascinated to see all the steps it takes to get from an empty lot to a move-in ready house! Author/illustrator Gail Gibbons explains the many processes of construction with simple language and bright, clear illustrations, perfect for kids starting to wonder about how the world around them works. It's a charming tribute to the many people who work together to make a family's new home.

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"As readers quickly comprehend, building a house is a complex project requiring the cooperative efforts of many people. With her usual skill, Gibbons makes the process easy to understand. Beginning with the architect who draws the plans, readers meet the surveyors, equipment operators, carpenters, plumbers, and other people who produce a building. The book concludes with a family moving in, ready to make the house a home.... Women are well represented in many non-traditional roles." — Jeanette Larson, School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 8
Author Gail Gibbons
Illustrator Gail Gibbons
ISBN 0823412326
Publication Date Mar 1, 1996
Publisher Holiday House
Language English