Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
This book in the Starting Art series provides an introduction to all the materials kids need to start building. They'll learn simple architectural techniques such as joining, roofing and folding, in addition to concepts such as foundation, structure and function. Projects include a breezy birdhouse, a mushroom mansion, a perfect palace and a fabulous funhouse. Budding builders will proudly say, “I can build!”
About the author
IRENE LUXBACHER est à la fois auteure, illustratrice et artiste. Elle a publié de nombreux livres d’activités artistiques et albums jeunesse dont Le jardin imaginaire de grand-papa, d’Andrew Larsen, mis en nomination pour le Prix du Gouverneur général dans la catégorie illustrations. Irene habite à Toronto où elle travaille actuellement à la création de nouveaux tableaux et albums.
IRENE LUXBACHER was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for her illustrations in Andrew Larsen’sThe Imaginary Garden (Le jardin imaginaire de grand-papa). She has illustrated several other picture books, including Mittens to Share (Une mitaine pour deux), The Heart’s Song (Le grand cœur de madame Lili), as well as her own picture books Once I Was a Bear (Lorsque j’étais un ours…) and Mattoo, Let’s Play! (Viens jouer, Matou!). She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband and young son. You can learn more about her work at www.ireneluxbacher.com.
- Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens , Canadian Children's Book Centre
Half craft book and half architecture book, this title fills a gap for young children.
School Library Journal
123 I Can Build! (Starting Art)Step-by-step projects, illustrated with colour photos, include a breezy birdhouse, a mini mansion and a delightful paper dwelling. Irene Luxbacher offers adults additional building-project ideas and tips to ensure good building experiences. A glossary is included.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.