Someone Builds the Dream

Someone Builds the Dream

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Buildings, bridges, and books don't exist without the laborers who are often invisible in the final product, as this joyous and profound picture book reveals.

All across this great big world, jobs are getting done
by many hands in many lands. It takes much more than ONE.


Gorgeously written and illustrated, this is an eye-opening exploration of the many types of work that go into building our world--from the making of a bridge to a wind farm, an amusement park, and even the very picture book that you are reading. An architect may dream up the plans for a house, but someone has to actually work the saws and pound the nails. This book is a thank-you to the skilled women and men who work tirelessly to see our dreams brought to life.

Title:Someone Builds the Dream
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984814333
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    Someone Builds the Dream Reviews

  • Meredith

    I have long been irritated at the general educational focus of getting kids into college. Learning to function as a productive member of society gets lost on the way, as does the importance of the tra...

  • Jesse

    This is a rare instance where I loved the text and illustrations equally and SEPARATELY. They work well together and build off of each other, but I loved them both for different reasons. The verse rhy...

  • Shari

    There's so much to like about this book. It shows women workers in a variety of professions including engineer, architect, carpenter, and scientist. The workers are also from diverse cultures and abil...

  • Anthony

    A look behind the scenes of the physical and manual labor behind who makes the dreams come to fruition after the plans are made and presented to build something....

  • Marnie Turman

    I loved this book! A wonderful story that demonstrates the importance of each member of a team. We need builders as well as creators and visionaries. ...

  • Edward Sullivan

    A beautiful, respectful tribute to the people who design and labor featuring a diverse group of characters. ...

  • Sarah

    UM, this is beautiful. I may actually have to buy this picture book. The art is stunning; the illustrator called upon his love of 1930's WPA murals in this work and it really shows. The illustrations ...

  • Beverly

    Reading for the Mock Caldecott Awards to be held in January 2022. This is a fun book that talks about all the different people that are needed to make a vision come true. We need people who can visual...

  • Earl

    A joyous celebration of teamwork. Spotlights those who may not get credit for a job well done....

  • Nancy

    I loved this book! So many reasons! Values and honors everyone’s contribution to our world. Lovely artwork as well....