What We’ll Build

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A father imagines all the special things he and his daughter can do together. He suggests they gather their tools and set to work building a home. Next, they’ll need a watch to track time and walls to shelter them from harm. A watchtower for viewing the mysterious wonders of the world and a road leading straight to the moon will be among the things they’ll create, too. They’ll even dig a tunnel leading anywhere their hearts desire and engineer a boat to sail across the seas. Then, they’ll add a storage shed for the things they cherish most.

This is a touching, thoughtful tale. It shows the beauty of the love between a father and a daughter and how sacred that relationship can be. It also highlights the importance of having a vision for the future, of dreaming about making tomorrow treasurable. While the words are relatively few, the illustrations compliment them perfectly, and the overarching message is clear.

Young children will love the simplicity and sweetness of What We’ll Build. With each new read, something new can be discovered. There are fun things to search for, such as the precious pig the child carries with her everywhere and the details that are included in the pictures. The vibrancy and uniqueness of them will resonate with many.

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Author Oliver Jeffers
Star Count 4/5
Format Hardcover Picture Book
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher Philomel Books
Publish Date 2020-Oct-06
ISBN 9780593206751
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Issue December 2020
Category Children's


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