By: Christy Hale
This books starts off with a quote by Madhu Thangavelu, an architect, in the beginning endpage:
‘If they can dream it, they can build it.’
Thus begins a journey into building. Illustrations of children creating juxtaposed with photographs of well-known buildings shows the similarities between child play and the world around us. A blanket tossed onto some chairs may be a fort to children, but its sloping roof looks similar to the Yoyogi National Stadium in Japan created by architect Kenzo Tange. This is one of the many examples of architecture (and the architects that created the buildings) showcased in this book.
The illustrations and photos are accompanied with poetic text and the back pages give information concerning the buildings and their corresponding architects. Share this book with those that love to build and see if they get inspired!
Speaking of building, PPLS still has some upcoming building programs this summer; join us for:
Read! Build! Play! at Harrington Library on Friday, August 1st at 11:00 am (for ages 0-5)
Block Party at Parr Library on Wednesday, August 6th at 11:00 am (all ages)
Library Legos at Davis Library on Friday, August 15th at 3:00 pm (all ages)
Reviewed by: Diana (Harrington Library)