Coupon
Whose Tools?
by Toni Buzzeo and Jim Datz


Overview - This nonfiction ode to building a house from the ground up features six kinds of craftsmen and the 24 tools they use, accurately labeled. The answer to each inquiring refrain is revealed under a gatefold, seven in all, engaging the reader in an informative guessing game.  Read more...

 
In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 62 copies from $2.99
 
 
 

More About Whose Tools? by Toni Buzzeo; Jim Datz
 
 
 
Overview
This nonfiction ode to building a house from the ground up features six kinds of craftsmen and the 24 tools they use, accurately labeled. The answer to each inquiring refrain is revealed under a gatefold, seven in all, engaging the reader in an informative guessing game. With lyrical (and factual ) text by New York Times bestselling author Toni Buzzeo, and the expertly stylized art of illustrator and designer Jim Datz, this sturdily constructed board book is perfect for curious and playful young readers.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781419714313
  • ISBN-10: 1419714317
  • Publisher: Abrams Appleseed
  • Publish Date: May 2015
  • Page Count: 16
  • Reading Level: Ages 2-4
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 7.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds

Series: Whose Tools?

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Technology - Machinery & Tools
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Technology - How Things Work/Are Made

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-04-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

This delightful guessing game–style board book introduces 24 tools and the tradespeople who use them. “To build a house, start down low./ Whose tools are these? Do you know?” begins Buzzeo as googly-eyed, boot-wearing versions of a chalk line, jointer, chisel, and float smile at readers on a foldout page. Opening it reveals a mustachioed mason, who explains, “I smooth the cement until it’s flat.” Women are well represented among Datz’s carpenters, roofers, electricians, plumbers, and painters (who are drawn in a range of skin tones), providing a subtle “you could do this, too” message that is cemented in a closing scene of two children playing with blocks in the finished house. Ages 2–4. Author’s agent: Stefanie Von Borstel, Full Circle Literary. (May)

 
BAM Customer Reviews