Look at That Building!

by Scot Ritchie

Learning about buildings and how they are constructed has never been so much fun. This gem of a book introduces young readers to basic construction concepts through the eyes of five friends keen on building a doghouse for their pet pooch, Max. To find out more about the task, Yulee, Martin, Nick, Sally and Pedro head to the library, where they learn about foundations, beams, frames and other building fundamentals. Fun facts, bright illustrations and comic-book-style discussions among the characters add to the mix. An activity at the end of the book invites readers to make their own mini doghouse out of marshmallows, paper, glue and craft sticks.

Sorry I couldn't be there to meet you all. Congratulations on going on such a great adventure. I hope you all have the best time reading. Hold onto your passports and keep reading!

Scot Ritchie Author Biography

Scot Ritchie is an award-winning illustrator whose books for Kids Can Press include Follow That Map!, Eenie Meenie Manitoba and See Saw Saskatchewan. His illustrations have also appeared in Maclean’s, The Wall Street Journal and New York magazine. As a child, he wanted to be an architect like his Dad. Scot lives in the city of Vancouver.