Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture
Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture
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Annotation: A young brick goes on a journey to find her place in the world by visiting ten celebrated brick structures around the globe. Brick's observations begin at home and then extend globally as she travels to a diverse list of brick structures -- Malbork Castle in Poland, Mahabodhi Buddhist Temple in India, Grosvenor Estate apartments in England, and more -- all the while pondering where she may end up.
Catalog Number: #160521
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Illustrator: Rothman, Julia,
Pages: 40
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7148-7631-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-7148-7631-3
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2018297328
Dimensions: 23 x 29 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
Horn Book
In this spin on "The Three Little Pigs," each of three pugs tries to deter a pesky cat from sleeping in the wee doggies' basket: one lines it with (drinking) straws, another with "sticks" (pencils, drumsticks, etc.), the third with "bricks" (building blocks). This simple tale, with clutter-free art and an everybody's-happy resolution, is a grand starter-folktale for toddlers.
Publishers Weekly
Both playful and sophisticated, this picture book from the creators of Can I Eat That? and What-s Cooking? combines an architectural tour with an existential quest in a story with an unusual protagonist: a small red brick. Growing up in the city, Brick marvels at the tall structures and wonders -where she fit in to all of this. What great things might she become?- Her mother offers some profound reassurance: -Great things begin with small bricks.- But Brick needs to find her own meaning, and she sets off on a journey, visiting famous brick structures around the world in search of belonging. Eventually, an all-roads-lead-to-home sentiment sets Brick happily back where she started, helping to pave the way for future adventurers. Combining ink lines with deeply saturated blocks of color, the uncluttered illustrations provide a stylish showcase of architectural structures, which are further explained in an appendix. Though the themes of finding a path and purpose in life are overt, this unusual, creative title may strike a chord with a wide audience, from young kids discovering their talents to new graduates. Ages 3-5. (June)
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Publishers Weekly
Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: P-2

A young brick goes on a journey to find her place in the world by visiting ten celebrated brick structures around the globe

When Brick was just a baby, tall buildings amazed her. Her mother said, "Great things begin with small bricks. Look around and you'll see."

Brick's observations begin at home and then extend globally as she travels to a diverse list of brick structures ? Malbork Castle in Poland, Mahabodhi Buddhist Temple in India, Grosvenor Estate apartments in England, and more ? all the while pondering where she may end up. With a tender and timeless text by Joshua David Stein and architectural line art by Julia Rothman, this tribute to becoming part of something greater serves children and adults alike.


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