Friday, 23 October 2015

The House That George Built - Suzanne Slade

The House that George Built takes readers through the process of how the president’s house came to be—starting with the contest George held to choose the perfect design for this legendary landmark, all the way to President John Adams’s move into the grandiose home. Cleverly written in the familiar format of The House That Jack Built, author Suzanne Slade supplements her rhyming verse with lively conversational prose, describing how George was involved in this project from beginning to end, from selecting the location to figuring out how to get the thousands of heavy bricks to the construction site. Rebecca Bond’s watercolor illustrations help readers follow the steps to what became the White House as we know it today

This is wonderful book telling the story of how the White House came to be built. Simple enough for the younger readers it is intended for, and still interesting enough for older readers to enjoy along with their children.

Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion, which this is.


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