Title: Raise the Roof!
Author: Anastasia Suen
Illustrator: Elwood H. Smith
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publication Date: 2003
Genre: Picture Book/ Non Fiction
Audience: K-2

Overview: This engaging book takes kids through the steps it takes to build a house. The bright and humorous pictures are very interactive and keep the reader wondering what they will build next! It is a great way to understand the craftsmanship that is needed to build a house. Take the journey with this family as they build their dream home!

Activity: Have your students find out what year their home was built. Also ask them to find out who built their homes. You then can have them draw their house and explain to the class the background information of their houses.

Reviewer’s Name: Julie Sherwood