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Raise the Roof

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Grab your tool kit and put on your hard hat-there's a house to build! It starts with drawing up the floor plans and ends with laying down a welcome mat, but in between there are lots of things to do. Children will love following all the steps as bulldozers clear the land and cement mixers pour the foundation. Then it's time to put up the walls, install the plumbing, nail d ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 24th 2003 by Viking Juvenile
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Rosa Cline
Nov 04, 2015 Rosa Cline rated it liked it
Shelves: kids
This is a wonderfully illustrated storybook, little children who doesn't know how to read can look through this book and 'read' it themselves. A beginning reader can learn to read it as it is a simply written storybook. A few words per page. a fun book
Ecl  Storytellers
Jan 29, 2014 Ecl Storytellers rated it really liked it
Building a house with simple text--perfect for Tales for Tots! Follow with a song about construction.
Cindy Winder delong
Mar 12, 2013 Cindy Winder delong rated it really liked it
Cute book with great illustrations and few words. Simply explains how a house is built and finished, all the while, a dog is helping with the human house building while working on his own house on the side. In the end, everyone gets to enjoy the results of their labors.
Barbara
Dec 22, 2008 Barbara rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Pre - Gr 2
Another fun book for a construction storytime. A man AND a woman build a house from the ground up, showing the parts and stages of housebuilding. And a dog helps out and builds his own doghouse, adding humor to the book.
Janae
Jan 24, 2013 Janae rated it liked it
Shelves: kid-lit
3.5 stars. Simple wording and the illustrations show a house being built from the ground up. Good for a little one who's interested in construction (under two).
Samantha
Rhythmic, rhyming text builds a house step by step. Ink illustrations bring to mind the Sunday comics from the newspaper. Great read aloud for PreK-2.
Mallory
Sep 12, 2013 Mallory rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s
A simple book about all the steps involved in building a house. I great read for your little one if one or both parents are in construction or carpentry.
Linda Costello
Mar 02, 2010 Linda Costello rated it it was ok
This book is appropriate for pre-k or k. The text is very simple. The dog in it is cute. The book is about building a house.
Tauna Garvin
Oct 24, 2009 Tauna Garvin rated it it was amazing
Easy read with a cute rhyming scheme. Told the basics of building a house in a picture book!
Amber
May 13, 2009 Amber rated it really liked it
Good little story about working hard for what you need and want.
Kristie
Sep 28, 2007 Kristie rated it liked it
Shelves: vocabulary
Shows the sequence of building a house.
Geni
Mar 20, 2012 Geni rated it really liked it
Shelves: storytime-house
Rhyme...imagery is nostalgic
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