Crazy Buildings

Crazy Buildings




A dog-shaped bed-and-breakfast. A house built like a shoe. Two towers that look like they're dancing. You're not dreaming. These are only a few of the crazy buildings found throughout the world. Learn about the many loopy landmarks that wild builders have put together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761389866
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Michael J. Rosen is the acclaimed author of some three dozen books for children of all ages (and even more for grown-ups!), including The Cuckoo's Haiku and Other Poems for Birders; Our Farm: Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Famiy's Farm (which he both wrote and illustrated with some 400 photographs); A Drive in the Country; Don't Shoot!; A School for Pompey Walker; and Elijah's Angel. For over 35 years, ever since working as a counselor, water-safety instructor, and art teacher at local community centers, Michael has been engaged with young children, their parents, and teachers. As a visiting author, in-service speaker, and workshop leader, he frequently travels to schools and conferences around the nation, sharing his stories, poems, creativity, and humor.

As a talented editor and illustrator, Michael has enlisted hundreds of other authors and artists to create 15 philanthropic books that aid in the fight to end childhood hunger through Share Our Strength's national efforts, or that offer care to less fortunate companion animals through The Company of Animals Fund, a granting program he began in 1990.

For the last four years, working with the Ohio Children's Foundation, Michael created a early literacy activity book, particularly designed for kids who are likely to start school without knowing the alphabet: You, Me, and the ABCs: 100 Ready-for-Reading Activities for Kids and Their Favorite Grown-ups.

Table of Contents

Wayward Wonders The Crooked House and the Dancing House 4

Cave-Munities Rock Houses and Villages 6

Nautical Neighborhoods Houseboats 8

Woodsy Wonderland The World's Largest Tree House 10

Home is Where the Dog is Dog Bark, Park Inn 12

Shell Shock Nautilus House and Conch Shell House 14

Cutting Corners Waldspirale 16

Home on the Strange Haines Shoe House 18

Inside a Tree Ornament Free Spirit Spheres 20

Rock Steady Ideal Palace 22

Dig These Dug-Outs Underground Dwellings 24

Stone, Sweet Stone House of Stone and Joshua Tree Boulder House 26

Off The Deep End Marina Bay Sands Hotel 28

Glossary 30

Source Notes 31

Further Reading 31

Index 32

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