Learning about buildings and how they are constructed has never been so much fun. This gem of a book introduces young readers to basic construction concepts through the eyes of five friends keen on building a doghouse for their pet pooch, Max. To find out more about the task, Yulee, Martin, Nick, Sally and Pedro head to the library, where they learn about foundations, beams, frames and other building fundamentals. Fun facts, bright illustrations and comic-book-style discussions among the characters add to the mix. An activity at the end of the book invites readers to make their own mini doghouse out of marshmallows, paper, glue and craft sticks.
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A First Book of Structures
Join Yulee, Martin, Nick, Sally, Pedro and Ollie as they discover all about buildings! What a fun and educational read for young children. I absolutely loved reading this book to my two young boys and discussing our house structure afterwards. This book has it all, with fun characters, informative detailed definitions and pictures, it's a must for any young builder. The book starts off by discussing foundations, then floors, beams, nature's buildings, walls, frames, shapes, columns, indoor/outdoor, and finally roofs. Each page has detailed descriptions of each part of a building and an informative definition. At the end of the book there is a fun craft to make a mini doghouse! I was very impressed with this book and I would love to read more informative books by this author!