Friday, October 25, 2013
Library Mouse builds a Home
by Daniel Kirk
40 pages; ages 5-9
Sam and Sarah live in the library, where Sam writes and Sarah explores. They've got it made: a cozy home, books galore ... but then Sam finds blueprints spread out on the librarians desk. The library is undergoing renovation, and the two friends need to find a safe place to live while the saws whirr and the dust flies.
The attic is far above the din and clutter of carpenters and electricians, but it's too big. So they decide to build a home using materials they find. But what kind of home?
Fortunately, they're in a library - and the Architecture books are stacked on top of one of the boxes. They see photos of yurts and igloos, castles and cottages, and even a geodesic dome. Finally (!!!) the renovations are completed and the mice can move back home.
For kids (and older people) who are interested in architecture, there are three pages at the back chock-full of photos and descriptions of different types of homes found around the world.
Review copy provided by publisher.