Building a House

Building a House Cover

Building a House

By Byron Barton

Greenwillow Books, Paperback, 9780688093563, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 23, 1990


Byron Barton, the celebrated creator of numerous picture books for very young children, including Trucks, My Bus, and My Car, builds a house, step by step, right before your eyes

A machine digs a big hole. A cement mixer pours cement. Carpenters put up walls. Bricklayers, electricians, plumbers, and painters do their part. Through brilliantly simple words and pictures a house is built.

"You can almost do it yourself by carefully noting the steps depicted in each bright, brisk, clearly delineated picture . . . With independently interesting pictures and a definite, sunny personality, a very fine piece of work indeed." Kirkus Reviews

Named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

About the Author
Byron Barton is the creator of many picture books for young children, including My Car, Building a House, and Little Red Hen.