For Young Children with a keen eye for detail and an interest in construction
Grab a hard hat and your tools, and get ready for a construction adventure in counting!
A brick may seem like just a simple block, but in groupings of ten, twenty, and more, they can create many impressive structures – from streets to schools to skyscrapers and more!
Contrary to what it says on the front cover, this isn’t really a counting book. You are welcome to try to count all the bricks, but it will take you forever. In my opinion, this is more of a Where’s Waldo/I Spy sort of book.
During your first reading, pay attention to all the bricks. Take a moment to appreciate all the time and patience it took the author/illustrator to draw all these bricks.
During your second reading, pay close attention to the construction workers. I had way too much fun finding all the recurring characters throughout the book. Here are a few to keep an eye out for:
- Little boy carrying one brick
- Lady pushing a moving dolly
- Man wearing green overalls carrying a ladder
- Two men sitting and eating
This book reminds me of the time my brother-in-law made a driveway out of bricks and ordered way too many bricks. He had to come up with creative ways to use them up. I still tease him about this. I even wrapped up a brick and gave it to him for Christmas.
I recommend this book to kids interested in construction and bricklaying.