Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Loren Long

Published by Dial Books for Young Readers

Someone Builds the Dream: Wheeler, Lisa, Long, Loren: 9781984814333: Amazon.com:  Books
Someone Builds the Dream: Wheeler, Lisa, Long, Loren: 9781984814333:  Amazon.com: Books

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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