How Things Work in the House
By Lisa Campbell Ernst
(Blue Apple Books, Hardcover, 9781609051891, 40pp.)
Publication Date: May 22, 2012
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In How Things Work in the House, Lisa Campbell Ernst delves into how common household objects--such as soap, scissors and house keys--work. The detailed, but easy-to-understand, language describes the functioning of everyday items, and Ernst's meticulous and cleverly labeled pictures are fascinating. How Things Work in the House is a marvelous companion to the much-praised How Things Work Around the Yard. It also stands on its own as kid-compelling non-fiction.
Lisa Campbell Ernst grew up in Oklahoma, spent nine years in New York City, and now lives in Kansas City, Missouri. She has written and illustrated more than twenty children's books. The author lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
Praise for How Things Work in the Yard:
"Ernst's layouts achieve an artfully composed balance, offering plenty to interest young readers without confusing them." --The New York Times
"There's a playful aesthetic in evidence, from the bright palette and friendly cut-paper artwork to the innate humor in some of the questions themselves ("How does a squirrel work?")... It's an elegantly designed primer to the natural world." -- Publishers Weekly
"Best of all, this unpretentious guidebook encourages curiosity and conversations about science."
--School Library Journal