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Having worked construction for many years, author and illustrator Maxwell Newhouse shows young readers step-by-step how houses are built in this captivating picture book. From drawing up the plans to excavating the site to laying the foundation, the unique and colorful paintings move through the seasons as Max builds the house of his dreams. Watch the framing crew as they build a floor frame to hold the house, raise the walls into place, and make the roof frame. See them install the windows and doors, bricklayers build the outside walls with bricks and mortar, and roofers nail the shingles into place. Follow the plumber as he puts in the water lines, the electrician as he installs the wiring, and the drywaller as he places wallboard on the inside walls. Along come the tile setter, floor layer, cabinetmaker, and painter, who all do their part to make Maxs house beautiful as his mischievous little dog romps through the pages. Finally, when the property has been landscaped with plants, trees, grass, and stones, Max moves into his beloved new home.

With a list of all the trades and a description of what they do, The House That Max Built is a must-have for any child with a natural curiosity and a passion to build things

About the Author

Maxwell Newhouse is one of the countrys most accomplished folk artists. His work is exhibited in galleries across Canada. He is well known for his paintings of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which are gathered together for the first time in The RCMP Musical Ride. He has illustrated five books for Tundra, including Emily Carr: At the Edge of the World by Jo Ellen Bogart, Laura Secord by Janet Lunn, and, Lets Go for a Ride, which he both wrote and illustrated and was nominated for a Governor Generals Award for illustration. He lives in Cultus Lake, British Columbia.

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Newhouse, Maxwell
Tundra Books (NY)
House & Home
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
House construction
Children s-Reference General
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from P up to 2
9.25x9.29x.34 in. .72 lbs.
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Picture / Wordless
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