How Things Work in the House (Hardcover)

By Lisa Campbell Ernst (Illustrator)

Blue Apple Books, 9781609051891, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/30/2011)

List Price: 16.99*
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How Things Work Around the House is a fun introduction to non-fiction that celebrates young children's inquisitiveness about the world around them. How does a spoon work? Or a bathtub? Or a toilet? Award-winning author and illustrator Lisa Campbell Ernst takes a close look and quirky look at household objects and shows how "amazingness is going on around us every nanosecond of the day" by inviting kids to marvel at things as close to home as--their own house Learn about thermal heat, how there once was a Bureau of Missing Socks, the non-pig origins of piggy banks, and why dirt and oil are no match for soap. Discover the nifty amazingness all around us, and especially right where we live.

About the Author

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 House

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