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"A smaller percentage of 17 year olds saw adults reading in their homes in 1999 than in 1984."
Summary: How do you build a house? What kind of tools would you need? This book goes through each set of tools needed by workers building a house. The tools are grouped by use and children flip the pages to see whose tools they are. Beginning with the foundations of the house and ending with a complete home, this book will delight any kids interested in building. This is a nonfiction board book, that uses rhyme to introduce kids to tools and different types of construction jobs.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 6; read yourself: 6 to 9
Interest Level: 3 to 6
Age of Child: Read with children ages 3 and 5.
Young Reader Reaction: My little builder selected this book - so I wasn't surprised he liked it! He loved seeing the tools and then enthusiastically shouting out the answer to "Whose tools are those?" I knew my three year old would love it, but I was surprised how much my five-year-old enjoyed it. She doesn't normally get interested in building, but this book appealed to her.
Adult Reader Reaction: I also liked Whose Tools>. It is perfect for a three year old in both size and content. The illustrations are cute, the progression is easy for them to understand, and it's fun for them.
Pros: Fun interactive pages and adorable illustrations engage readers in construction.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! This would be a good book to give as a gift to a little construction enthusiast.