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Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building (edition 2012)

by Christy Hale

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Title:Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building
Authors:Christy Hale
Info:Lee & Low Books (2012), Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Kid, Youth, Architecture, Building, Play, Poetry, Art, Notable

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A beautiful introduction to architecture. Shape poems accompany pictures of children building, with photos of related architecture on the facing page. Very cleverly done! I want to use this at the beginning of our architecture unit for third grade. ( )
  Turrean | Feb 15, 2014 |
Five stars for the concept, the photos, and the back matter, three stars for the execution of everything else. The poems in particular added the least for me. I thought the connections between the children's building materials and the photographs were exciting enough to not need any extra underlining from the poems. ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
Five stars for the concept, the photos, and the back matter, three stars for the execution of everything else. The poems in particular added the least for me. I thought the connections between the children's building materials and the photographs were exciting enough to not need any extra underlining from the poems. ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
Clever, celebratory, and child-friendly. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Imagine a book that "teaches" architecture, concrete poetry, design, and the power of imagination. Now imagine that book is suitable for preschoolers up to grade 4, that it sparks opportunities for imaginative play, that it is factual (Architecture, DDC 720), that it is properly sourced, that it is multicultural, and yes - it's attractive, too!

On the page facing each illustrated poem is a photograph of the famous or architecturally significant structure which inspired the poem. Featured buildings are from locations around the globe and include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain, Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater in Pennsylvania. Back matter includes information on each of the fifteen structures as well as biographical information on each building's architect.

No need to dream; there is such a book and it's Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building. Go. Read it. Share it.

Get out some boxes, and blankets, and pillows, and playing cards, and Popsicle sticks and building blocks. Encourage the young people you know to "dream up."

more @ http://shelf-employed.blogspot.com ( )
  shelf-employed | Feb 9, 2013 |
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