Snappy rhymes invite young readers to watch workers dig, pour, pound, and bolt a skyscraper into existence Simple yet satis fying sidebars provide further information about each step in the construction process Perfect for preschoolers and all those who dig diggers.Quirky, colorful art enhance the appeal of a construction site with all the equipment and sounds of building The 2017 Summer Reading Theme Build a Better World...
|Title||:||Up! Up! Up! Skyscraper|
|Publisher||:||Charlesbridge May 2, 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||32 pages|
|File Size||:||598 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Up! Up! Up! Skyscraper Reviews
2017 Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Award. Rhythmic rhyming language that will appeal to a young audience while teaching about a topic that is not common in books for kids this age. The topic is refreshing - how to build a skyscraper. Each page includes additional text that describes a particular step in building the skyscraper and there is a diagram on each page that includes labels for the different parts of the skyscraper (trench with rebar, glass panel, curtain wall) - as these parts are added and the machines used (tower crane, concrete mixer, hopper). This book can be read again and again in different ways to learn additional details. Just really, really well done!
Up! Up! Up! Skyscraper is one of our new favorite picture books and I definitely recommend it. I have been reading picture books to little kids for over 16 years and this book explains details of construction in more depth and in a simple, engaging way that I haven't encountered before. There is a repetitive word on each page (for example: Up! Up! Up! or Pour! Pour! Pour!) and a rhyming verse to go with it. The pictures are labeled simply, and each page has a small inset showing "the big picture" of what is happening at that stage of the construction on the site. I even learned things about construction I didn't know. My 3-year old truck-crazy boy has asked for it 3 nights in a row, and his 5-year old sister (who could care less about trucks) likes this book too. This is a winner all around!
We randomly found this book featured at our local library, and my 4 year old is obsessed with it! He loves going into big cities, and this is a great book to give him some basics about how skyscrapers are built. It's not overly detailed nor too basic - it's really spot on for this age to spur interest and provide age appropriate understanding of what's going on. Getting one for our home library and also one for a friend, who has a 4 year old and actually designs skyscrapers herself!