Published by Dial Books for Young Readers
Summary: “All across this great big world/jobs are getting done/by many hands in many lands./It takes much more than one.” An architect designs a building, but other workers build it. Likewise for engineers, scientists, authors and illustrators: their ideas are just the beginning, and it is up to thousands of other workers to make the dream a reality. “So when you see a bicycle, a playground, house, or shoe, remember all the someones who helped make a dream come true.” 48 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: The rhyming text and beautiful illustrations show a diverse group of workers who provide the hands-on skills necessary to plan and execute someone’s vision. This would make a great book for Labor Day to celebrate all kinds of workers.
Cons: Seems like the creative minds are generally valued more than the hands-on builders. (I guess that’s why Lisa Wheeler wrote this book).
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