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|Let's go to the hardware store|
Author: Rockwell, Anne F.
When the new house needs fixing up, a brother and sister accompany their father on a trip to the hardware store to find the tools and materials needed to get the job done.
Kirkus Reviews (12/15/15)
School Library Journal (01/01/16)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 01/01/2016 PreS-Gr 2—When a young family moves to a larger home, there are many repairs to be done. The story is narrated by a boy, who, with his little sister Flora, helps Daddy go to the hardware store to purchase what they will need to make the necessary renovations. With straightforward language and simply composed mixed-media illustrations, Rockwell describes the tools needed for each project and the reasons for the choices that are made. When Daddy and the children get home, Mom reminds them that they have forgotten an important purchase. So the three builders head back to the hardware store. This is a book that will delight young children who like to help out with home projects or who are fascinated with tools and building. It is a wonderful introduction to simple tools and builds a sophisticated vocabulary for junior carpenters. VERDICT A solid addition for picture book collections.—Mary Hazelton, formerly at Warren & Waldoboro Elementary Schools, ME - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.