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If You Lived Here: Houses of the World


    • This intriguing exploration of homes around the world has something to offer a wide range of readers.
      School Library Journal
    • Illustrations comprise Laroche’s signature cut-paper collage, vivid in depth and detail. The text is simple enough to be used with primary children studying units on shelter, while the images–and oddity–of the edifices will absorb the attention of middle-graders. Whether you dream of painting a mural over your entire house, pulling up a drawbridge for privacy, or dropping a fishing line out your bedroom window, we’ve got a house for you.
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    • LaRoche has created an architectural model of each of the houses that he photographed and then drew in detail that shows the setting and residents. Though the publishers list this as suitable for 4 to 8 year olds, it is the kind of informational picture book that could be used by much older students.


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