By the end it becomes quite clear how different housing fits the diverse needs and environments of people around the world. This would be a fun book to read with children in the classroom. For example: What materials are available? The illustrations by Giles Laroche feature intricate bas-relief cut-paper collages that represent the dwellings in other world regions and historical times. This book has not won any awards. What makes a house a home? With intricate bas-relief collages, Giles Laroche uncovers the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own.
Product specifications are obtained from merchants or third parties and although we make every effort to present accurate information, MyShopping is not responsible for inaccuracies. To amp up the difficulty, students can refer to the extra information to broaden their knowledge! This book is about different types of houses from different countries around the world. This book showcases the variety of living situations that every family has, and educates children on this topic. With intricate bas-relief collages, Giles Laroche uncovers the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own. Divided into two parts by a wall with little peek holes, it allows people to see what the birds are doing on the other side of their wall.
I would highly recommend it! If You Lived Here provides not only illustrations and profiles featuring statistics of the different houses, but also fascinating facts and a map of where all of the different types of houses were located. I know that I would have absolutely loved this book as a chil The main reason why i gave this book five stars is because of my love for regional geography and architecture. If you lived in the mountains of southern Spain, your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. Step into homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways people have lived and still live today. The book then defines the type of house, what materials it is made from, where this type of house is found, the date that this house first appeared, and a fact about them. Do you prefer the quiet calm of a house on the water or the daring adventure of a house hanging off of a cliff or an uncanny underground hoome? This is a book unlike any other.
The intricate cut-paper collage illustrations combine drawing, cutting, painting and gluing, and will have readers poring over the tiny details. I think you could use this book for any grade level K-6 because it helps students understand where other people can live in a simple way. The one type of house that I'm surprised was not included was the igloo. There are 15 different house to examine, each with its own unique character. This book also includes reasons why these houses look and are made the way that they are. The map shows each house that was featured in the book so you are able to get a global perspective of the houses. The text would be great for grades 2-5.
These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll know just how clean it is or isn't. The book is written in a way that asks the reader to consider and imagine what it would be like to live in such a home. Join us for an interactive storytelling experience as we look, listen, and learn in our exhibition Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives. Readers who may have difficulty envisioning what life would be like in a particular type of house can look to the illustrations for support. I would have the students work in small groups to use both books and make a top 10 list of things to think about when creating your home. A giant space in which to sprawl or a tiny nook in which to seek solitude? And if you lived in a floating green house in the Netherlands, you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset. Three Story Treehouse British Columbia, Canada A modern tree house concept by Nendo offers you the possibility to peek into the private life of birds.
Some of the pictures are so pretty, I could imagine them being decorations in someone's home. Each type of house is portrayed in a full-bleed, two-page spread. The large illustrations fill the page and show colorful examples of each type of home. Books prices are provided by the merchants and MyShopping assumes no responsibility for accuracy of price information. Reasons—such as blending into the landscape, confusing invaders, being able to travel with one's home, using whatever materials are at hand—are as varied as the homes themselves. There are 15 different house to examine, each with its own unique character.
They can compare and contrast the two in writing. The book is unique for the illustrations as well as the information it provides readers with. At the end of the book there is a map with numbers that are matched with miniature pictures of the houses. Something to note is that there aren't labeled pictures, a table of contents, or glossary. They would then select from their two choices , which house they would prefer to live in and explain why they made that choice. The entire book is so appealing that it will have no trouble being enjoyed by young readers interested in architecture, history, or travel. I love that this book gives short reasons for why certain houses were made the way they were, so that the students understand why the houses may be different from the one they live in.
Then, each page describes in further detail the house type, materials, location, date, and a fascinating fact. The images not only captures how the house looks like but also the different activities going on such as a man selling food products, a p This books shares information about some of the different homes found around the world, in places such as Switzerland, Spain, and South Africa. As a building type light houses have become virtually extinct. This non-fiction book would be excellent to show young children other places around the world and to introduce to non-fiction. As a kid it would have provided endless hours of entertainment. While the text is helpful for better understanding the type and location of the dwellings, it's really the illustrations that are the stars here. In this book, a young boy travels around the globe to visit his friends that live in different countries.
There are about a dozen type of living spaces in this book that I did not know about! For each home, the text first describes what it might be like to live there, and then it gives organized information about the house type, materials, location, date and a fascinating fact. If You Lived Here: Houses of the World is an informational text picture book that teaches children all about housing in other parts of the world. If I had written it, I would have included more examples from Africa, the Middle-East and South-Est Asia and less of the well-off houses from Europe and North America. In A House in the Woods, two pigs, a bear, a 1. As well as looking into the way people live it explores; materials used to build the homes, the location and the dates in which they were built. It is quite apparent from the heart and thoughtfulness that Giles L With elaborate, meticulously detailed bas-relief paper collages, If You Lived Here is a fascinating look at different types of dwellings from around the world. I wanted more, much more.
Review: This book is a fabulous way to expose children to the different ways in which people live around the world. I wanted more, much more. The illustrations would really capture their attention, and I could see a lot of discussion created by all the different types of homes and locations and what it would be like if we lived there. This book highlights multiculturalism and gives the reader a feel for what it would be like to live in that particular place and style of home. For writing activity, I would have students pick their favorite type of house in the book and describe what it would be like to live in that house. While the text is helpful for better understanding the type and location of the dwellings, it's really the illustrations that are the stars here.