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“If I Built a House”

Welcome to Buddy’s Book Review! A review of our favorite children’s books here at The Nest Schools. We thoroughly believe in the power of literature, and we are excited to introduce wonderful new children’s books to our families in hopes that they will expand their own home libraries as we expand our own!   

How will we review and rate each book? Each book will be rated in terms of its likeness to our core values: KINDNESS, WELLNESS, INNOVATION, and FUN. Five beautiful feathers will be given for the core value we think each book best represents. Happy Reading! 

 

“If I Built a House” by Chris Van Dusen is a story that brings us to a world where imagination reigns supreme, curiosity is king, and the possibilities are endless. Full of wonder, imagination, and discovery this magnificent story is sure to captivate young children and their naturally curious minds as the main character, Jack, brings his readers through the rooms of his house – if he were in charge of building it of course!  

Each room brings us to the most magical places: such as racetracks, aquariums, and even flying play spaces. Filled with colorful and captivating illustrations that pull each reader into the story, leaving them longing to create a whimsical, fun, and fantastic house just like Jack!  

Parents will appreciate the book’s positive messages about thinking outside the box and to dream big! This story encourages children to think creatively, to be innovators, and to push the limits of their imagination – fostering a love of learning, questioning, experimenting, and exploring! 

Parents will appreciate the book’s positive messages about thinking outside the box and to dream big! This story encourages children to think creatively, to be innovators, and to push the limits of their imagination – fostering a love of learning, questioning, experimenting, and exploring! 

The rhyming text adds a playful rhythm to the story, making it an engaging read-aloud experience for parents and children to enjoy together. Stories full of playful language also promote new development and knowledge of big language concepts such as rhyming – making this story an invaluable part of your home library and your child’s early literacy development.  

Overall, Chris Van Dusen’s book is a charming and visually appealing choice for parents seeking a story that not only entertains but also inspires their little ones to embrace their creativity and let their imaginations soar with the added benefit of increased language skills and knowledge!  

 

Buddy proudly gives this book five feathers for INNOVATION and challenges YOU to be curious, be imaginative, and dream big, always!