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Iggy Peck, Architect - Andrea Beaty

Hardcover Published: 25th June 2007
ISBN: 9780810911062
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old

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This beloved New York Times bestselling picture book is a fun-filled, inspiring story about the power of teamwork and the importance of celebrating individual gifts and self-expression.  
 
And now you can follow Iggy’s further adventures—with his friends Rosie Revere and Ada Twist—in the instant New York Times bestseller Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, an all-new chapter book starring The Questioneers!

Some kids sculpt sand castles. Some make mud pies. Some construct great block towers. But none are better at building than Iggy Peck, who once erected a life-size replica of the Great Sphinx on his front lawn! It’s too bad that few people appreciate Iggy’s talent—certainly not his second-grade teacher, Miss Lila Greer. It looks as if Iggy will have to trade in his T square for a box of crayons . . . until a fateful field trip proves just how useful a mast builder can be.

Collect them all! Add these other STEM favorites from #1 New York Times bestselling team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today!
 
Rosie Revere, Engineer
Ada Twist, Scientist
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters
Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants
Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists
Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects
Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers
Questioneers Famiy Calendar

Industry Reviews

A repressive teacher almost ruins second grade for a prodigy in this amusing, if overwritten, tale. Having shown a fascination with great buildings since constructing a model of the Leaning Tower of Pisa from used diapers at age two, Iggy sinks into boredom after Miss Greer announces, throwing an armload of histories and craft projects into the trash, that architecture will be a taboo subject in her class. Happily, she changes her views when the collapse of a footbridge leaves the picnicking class stranded on an island, whereupon Iggy enlists his mates to build a suspension bridge from string, rulers and fruit roll-ups. Familiar buildings and other structures, made with unusual materials or, on the closing pages, drawn on graph paper, decorate Roberts's faintly retro cartoon illustrations. They add an audience-broadening element of sophistication - as would Beaty's decision to cast the text into verse, if it did not result in such lines as "After twelve long days / that passed in a haze / of reading, writing and arithmetic, / Miss Greer took the class / to Blue River Pass / for a hike and an old-fashioned picnic." Another John Lithgow she is not, nor is Iggy another Remarkable Farkle McBride (2000), but it's always salutary to see young talent vindicated. (Picture book. 6-8) (Kirkus Reviews)

ISBN: 9780810911062
ISBN-10: 081091106X
Audience: Children
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 25th June 2007
Publisher: Abrams
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.21 x 24.13  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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