Dial Books Someone Builds the Dream
Dial Books Someone Builds the Dream

Someone Builds the Dream

By Lisa Wheeler

$19.99

Publication Date: March 23, 2021

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Ages 5 to 8, Grades K to 3

Buildings, bridges, and books don’t exist without the laborers who are often invisible in the final product, as this joyous and profound picture book reveals.

All across this great big world, jobs are getting done

by many hands in many lands. It takes much more than ONE.

Gorgeously written and illustrated, this is an eye-opening exploration of the many types of work that go into building our world—from the making of a bridge to a wind farm, an amusement park, and even the very picture book that you are reading. An architect may dream up the plans for a house, but someone has to actually work the saws and pound the nails. This book is a thank-you to the skilled women and men who work tirelessly to see our dreams brought to life.

About the Author

Lisa Wheeler is the author of many picture books that are loved for their infectious read-aloud quality, such as Jazz Baby (a Geisel honor book), her Dino-Sports series, and The Christmas Boot, which won a Golden Kite Award for best picture book text. She lives near Detroit, Michigan.

Author Residence: Detroit, MI

Author Hometown: Western PA

Loren Long is one of the most iconic and beloved illustrators of our time. He has collaborated with authors ranging from Angela Johnson, Julie Fogliano, and Matt de la Peña to Barack Obama, Frank McCourt, and Madonna. His bestselling Otis the Tractor series is in development as an animated TV show, and one of his most recent picture books, Love by Matt de la Peña, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller. Loren lives in Cincinatti with his wife, sons, and their pet Weimaraners.

Illustrator Residence: Cincinnati, OH

Illustrator Hometown: Lexington, KY

Format: Hardcover

Length: 48 pages

Publisher: Dial Books

ISBN: 9781984814333

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