Mike Lucas (text) and Daron Parton (illustrator), Let’s Build a House, Hachette Australia, April 2021, 24 pp., RRP $24.99 (hbk), ISBN 97807345420329
Daron Parton uses bold colours and sharp lines to illustrate this bright picture book. We follow a father and daughter as they construct their new home.
The rhyming text is perfect for little ones to engage with, as each double-page spread ends with a word repeated three times. For example, the book begins:
Let’s build a house.
First the floor, and then the walls,
then the roof. Let’s build it tall.
You and me – we’ll build it all!
UP, UP, UP.
There are plenty of small details on each page that will delight the preschooler: trucks, building materials, builders of all shapes and sizes, and a cat who watches as the building grows.
Let’s Build a House is the perfect addition to any preschool or children’s library.
Reviewed by Gaby Meares