Engineering & Transportation
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Let's Build a House: A White Cottage Before Winter Hardcover – September 1, 1990


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$5.70 $1.08


NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

China
Engineering & Transportation Books
Discover books for all types of engineers, auto enthusiasts, and much more. Learn more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Ideals Childrens Books (September 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0824984323
  • ISBN-13: 978-0824984328
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,265,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2-- Dorinda and her family are building a house on their favorite seaside lot in this beautifully illustrated story about the construction process. As Dorinda observes her house being built, she tells young readers about the tools and techniques involved, including digging a well, pouring foundations, and painting the exterior. However, since the house is painted red, the book's subtitle, "A White Cottage Before Winter" will confuse readers even after they learn that "Sometimes changes are made while a house is being built." Many difficult words are not fully explained in the text, and Flint's illustration of a dormer window appears on the page before its description. The watercolor illustrations overlap the edges of each page and include lots of details for young eyes to find. As the emerging house begins to fill the page, the colors progress from cool blues, greens, and tan to warmer reds and yellows that seem to signal the warmth of a loving family ready to enjoy their new home. Gail Gibbons's How a House Is Built (Holiday, 1990) offers similar, and frequently more understandable, facts about house construction, but shouldn't be compared to this one for charm and intimacy. --Jeanette Larson, Mesquite Public Library, TX
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers