All over the world people make houses from whatever materials are available. Open your front door to find the similarities and differences in housing structures around the world. As you read about the different dwellings, you can learn how to write and say “This is my house” in 17 languages. Whether houses are big or small, on water or land, the people who live in houses make them their homes.
"...A worldwide trip to see and learn about people's houses of all descriptions. There is unlimited value in the succinct, interesting text and pictures that 'show and tell' just how and why these structures are built. Varied lifestyles, climates and available materials...young readers with access to this engaging book will readily grasp the concept."-School Library Journal
"...A useful starting point for children's own explorations of their communities."-Publishers Weekly
"Have you ever launched a curriculum from just one book? This one is full of possibilities."-Scholastic Early Childhood Today
Awards & Honors
- American Bookseller Pick of the Lists
- Washington Children's Choice Selection