When you have a dream, you dream it. But to make that dream come true, someone will need to build it. We see how the men and women of construction, plumbing and more bring to life the plans of architects, engineers, and designers in Someone Builds the Dream. Each part of the overall picture is important and needed, but Lisa Wheeler shows us tht without the person to twist a wrench, or move a plank to a certain spot, the finished project would still be a dream on paper.
The machine of building a dream is vividly, bold, and colorfully brought off the page by the art of Loren Long. The illustrations are alive with the diverse cast of characters (men and women who cover the rainbow of people doing all types of jobs), all brought together to show how dreams do come true, when all work together. The signature style of Long is obvious, though a bit more realistic looking than some of their lighter work. Still, fans of Long will not be disappointed.
Best for at least ages five and up, the story is simple, but packs a bit of a punch with all the information coming together in a neat story. I would think it would work well as a one-on-one read, but not sure how it might translate to a group reading. This is not just a book for people looking for a “truck/construction” book, but for anyone looking for a good, fun read.
And since I need a couple more words to make 250: THE END