for Someone Builds the Dream
by Lisa Wheeler
and Loren Long
Sure, architects, artists, engineers, and others come up with big ideas, but have you ever thought about the many people who actually “build the dream” each envisions? A rhyming text outlines the work of various dreamers whose plans for a house, a bridge, a fountain, a wind turbine, and an amusement park are made real by many other kinds of workers. “Someone works to tighten bolts, steer the crane, drive machines. Someone needs to raise the tower. Someone has to build the dream.” The repeated “build the dream” refrain adds to the appeal of a picture book in which the richly hued, detailed acrylic and colored pencil illustrations shows diverse individuals carrying out many roles. A final example focuses on the work of an author and artist. “Someone worked to set the text, run the press, load the reams. Someone had to make THIS book. Someone had to build this dream.” (Ages 4-7)
CCBC Choices 2022. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2022. Used with permission.
Buildings, bridges, and books don't exist without the workers who are often invisible in the final product, as this joyous and profound picture book reveals from acclaimed author of The Christmas Boot
Lisa Wheeler and New York Times
bestselling illustrator of Love
All across this great big world, jobs are getting done
by many hands in many lands. It takes much more than ONE.
Gorgeously written and illustrated, this is an eye-opening exploration of the many types of work that go into building our world--from the making of a bridge to a wind farm, an amusement park, and even the very picture book that you are reading. An architect may dream up the plans for a house, but someone has to actually work the saws and pound the nails. This book is a thank-you to the skilled women and men who work tirelessly to see our dreams brought to life.
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