The much anticipated follow up to the E B White Award winning picture book If I Built a CarIn If I Built a Car, imaginative Jack dreamed up a whimsical fantasy ride that could do just about anything Now he s back and ready to build the house of his dreams, complete with a racetrack, flying room, and gigantic slide Jack s limitless creativity and infectious enthusiasm wThe much anticipated follow up to the E B White Award winning picture book If I Built a CarIn If I Built a Car, imaginative Jack dreamed up a whimsical fantasy ride that could do just about anything Now he s back and ready to build the house of his dreams, complete with a racetrack, flying room, and gigantic slide Jack s limitless creativity and infectious enthusiasm will inspire budding young inventors to imagine their own fantastical designs.Chris Van Dusen s vibrant illustrations marry retro appeal with futuristic style as he, once again, gives readers a delightfully rhyming text that absolutely begs to be read aloud.
Chris Van Dusen
Chris Van Dusen writes I was born in Portland, Maine, on St Patrick s Day, 1960 As a child, my brothers and I would spend hours drawing pictures We didn t have video games or computers to entertain us, so we drew instead One of my brothers would sketch intricate war scenes Another would draw animals so realistic you d swear they were breathing My specialty was aliens, robots, and monsters Dr Seuss and Robert McCloskey were my heroes I loved the rhythm of Dr Seuss words and I was fascinated by the meticulous detail of Robert McCloskey s illustrations I had no idea back then that I d end up writing and illustrating children s books when I grew up After high school, I studied fine art at The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and graduated with a BFA in 1982 It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do First I was a waiter, and then I was offered a part time job at a magazine for teenagers Eventually I started drawing cartoons and illustrations for the magazine and my career as an illustrator was born For than ten years I worked as a freelance illustrator specializing in art for kids I was doing mostly editorial work and my illustrations appeared in magazines like Nickelodeon, Family Fun, and Disney Adventures One day I started thinking about drawing a picture of a boat stuck high up in a tree I thought that would be a really funny and intriguing illustration At the same time, a refrain kept running through my head Mr Magee and his little dog, Dee Hopped in the car and drove down to the sea The combination of these two things eventually became my first book, Down to the Sea with Mr Magee Chronicle , which was published in 2000 Since then I ve written and illustrated A Camping Spree with Mr Magee Chronicle 2003 , If I Built a Car Puffin 2005 and I ve had a ball illustrating Kate DiCamillo s Mercy Watson series Candlewick.
If I Built a House Chris Van Dusen The much anticipated follow up to the E B White Award winning picture book If I Built a Car In If I Built a Car, imaginative Jack dreamed up a whimsical fantasy ride that could do just about anything.Now he s back and ready to build the house of his dreams, complete with How I Built This with Guy Raz NPR Oct , How I Built This with Guy Raz Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world s best known companies How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and If I Built a Car Chris Van This book and its contemporary, the If I built a house, are for slightly older readers than the McGee books I love the retro effect of this book and the way it playfully extracts imagination and the creativity to build, in your child. If I Built a House Chris Van Dusen Awards NEIBA Children s Book Award presented by The New England Independent Booksellers Association Personal Notes This is a follow up to my third book, If I Built a Car, which a lot of kids have told me is their favorite book of mine. If I Were Built The New Yorker If I were built, I d work with wood I d be a woodworker I d build decks and chairs and crates and chests and cupboards and hutches and spice racks If I were built I d build a house, and TeachingBooks If I Built a House Grades in which If I Built a House is Assigned No educators have yet completed this grades used section of the Literary Text Complexity Qualitative Measures Rubric for If I Built a House , where they share what grades this text is assigned. If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen Imaginative Jack describes the kind of house he would build, one with a racetrack, a flying room, and a gigantic slide.
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