Someone Builds the Dream (Hardcover)
Gorgeous illustrations take us from designs and plans to builders and workers, demonstrating to our children the way the things we love and rely on come to be. Bridging the divide between laborers and engineers, welders and artists, printers and authors, this picture book makes people who have been sidelined by society and in popular culture visible. It also revises the historical narrative of how we built this country, and who built this country, with its illustrations. Our children need a positive vision for what this world actually looks like, and the teamwork that has built everything that surrounds us.
— Liz, Linda, and Karen— From Cellar Door Favorites
Buildings, bridges, and books don't exist without the laborers who are often invisible in the final product, as this joyous and profound picture book reveals.
All across this great big world, jobs are getting done
by many hands in many lands. It takes much more than ONE.
Gorgeously written and illustrated, this is an eye-opening exploration of the many types of work that go into building our world--from the making of a bridge to a wind farm, an amusement park, and even the very picture book that you are reading. An architect may dream up the plans for a house, but someone has to actually work the saws and pound the nails. This book is a thank-you to the skilled women and men who work tirelessly to see our dreams brought to life.
About the Author
Lisa Wheeler is the author of many picture books that are loved for their infectious read-aloud quality, such as Jazz Baby (a Geisel honor book), her Dino-Sports series, and The Christmas Boot, which won a Golden Kite Award for best picture book text. She lives near Detroit, Michigan.
Loren Long is one of the most iconic and beloved illustrators of our time. He has collaborated with authors ranging from Angela Johnson, Julie Fogliano, and Matt de la Peña to Barack Obama, Frank McCourt, and Madonna. His bestselling Otis the Tractor series is in development as an animated TV show, and one of his most recent picture books, Love by Matt de la Peña, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller. Loren lives in Cincinatti with his wife, sons, and their pet Weimaraners.
"Wheeler makes her points clearly in rhymingstanzas that read aloud effortlessly. The rhythm of the verses changes from fluid lines about thecreative planners to shorter, more forceful phrases describing the builders. Using acrylics andcolored pencils, Long offers a broad array of beautifully composed, colorful scenes." —Booklist