Zimmerman, Kurt. Alex Builds a House. Book Review.

Click here to buy Alex Builds a House (a simple step-by-step explanation for kids)
While the pictures are adorable and three-dimensional there is not enough variety or context. It would be good to have the builders installing the wiring or the drywall. Most show a single person or item in isolation. They also don’t always correspond as well as they could to the text. The illustrations seem quite primary for the vocabulary and detail of the text.

The explanation of the steps involved in building a house is clear, sequential, and easy to follow. The text is thorough and detailed but aimed for an older, more mature audience than the pictures. This would be a useful book for children wanting to know why their new house is taking so long to be built.


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