How Do You Build the Future?
What is your picture of “someday?”
How do you get there?
Where do you start?
BRICK BY BRICK by Heidi Woodward Sheffield, Nancy Paulsen Books, 2020
Luis is proud of his Papi who builds big city buildings, brick by brick. His Papi works hard.
At school, Luis works hard, too, book by book, especially books about dogs. While he makes tiny bricks with clay and builds a tiny house the right size for a tiny dog, Luis dreams of living in a house and asks his Papi, “When?”
His Papi says, “Someday.”
If you’ve missed old fashioned values of love for family and pride in a job well done, then this is a book to read to your kids over and over again. The surprise ending is a happy one, the way the best stories leave you feeling warm inside.
Heidi Woodward Sheffield, the author/illustrator, has won awards for her illustrations from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, but this is her first picture book. You will understand why it won the prestigious Ezra Jack Keats Award.
This is a book to enjoy. Page by page.