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.
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
Source Notes 31
Further Reading 31