Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building

Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building

Christy Hale / Jul 16, 2019

Dreaming Up A Celebration of Building A collection of illustrations concrete poetry and photographs that shows how young children s constructions created as they play are reflected in notable works of architecture from around the worl

  • Title: Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building
  • Author: Christy Hale
  • ISBN: 9781600606519
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A collection of illustrations, concrete poetry, and photographs that shows how young children s constructions, created as they play, are reflected in notable works of architecture from around the world.

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        Christy Hale Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building book, this is one of the most wanted Christy Hale author readers around the world.


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    1. A children's book that combines architecture, poetry, and a global look at the world. The best nonfiction books nowadays provide multiple access points for different readers with different interests, and Dreaming Up is a stellar example of that approach. Short poems, featuring heavy meter and rhyme, are laid out alongside corresponding illustrations of children at play (wooden blocks, a pillow fort, sand castles). On the opposite page, iconic buildings from around the world (Wright's Fallingwate [...]


    2. The title, Dreaming Up: a Celebration of Building, describes this picture book well. One side of the page features an illustration a child or children building with toys or objects. On the opposite page is a photograph of an amazing piece of architecture. The end of the book shares small paragraphs about the building and the builder. For storytime, I only highlighted the page with the building blocks since that was our theme. For the next storytime, I read the pages about building with cups, mud [...]


    3. I like this book as an introduction to architecture. The illustrations show how children might view real life buildings, which are shown as pictures on the opposite pages. I also appreciated the word positioning and font choices and how they mirrored the structures. The end of the book includes details about the architects and the locations of the buildings. 2016 Monarch Award Nominee


    4. An amazing book to introduce children to how their building blocks, legos, tent blankets etc. relate to actual buildings. Very few words - excellent illustrations and photos. Additional information about the buildings referenced and their international architects are included in the back.



    5. I love it when books are more than they seem. The bulk of this picture book shows kids building all kinds of things using all sorts of materials-like popsicle sticks, Lego bricks, blankets and pillows- accompanied by a real world structure similar to their creation. The text is various concrete poems and will serve as a fun read-aloud. My favorite part is the nonfiction aspect of the book which is the back matter including information about the structures, a short biography of the architects and [...]


    6. I liked the comparison between the kids’ projects and great architecture. Great architecture had to start somewhere. I just wish the pictures would have been labeled in addition to the extra information in the back.


    7. This was more fun than I expected to read in storytime. The kids liked the illustrations on the left side, the adults the photographs on the right.For children's librarians--it's a good book to pair with a Lego/block building event.



    8. This book was simple in the text, but interesting in the way it was formatted. For example, on pages where the child is talking about building a skyscraper, the text is written vertically and must be read sideways. Personally, I didn't like that, but maybe children would prefer it when reading the books to themselves during free time especially if they have some interest in architecture. This is still a good book that gives information in a fun way for kids to learn and retain due to the interes [...]



    9. So awesome! Images of children building with blocks, sand, and other materials are juxtaposed with famous architecture that mirrors their construction. Loved this.


    10. Architecture book that uses 2 page spreads to show children playing/building things and photos of similar real buildings. End matter includes more information on the architects.


    11. I loved how Hale's illustrations of different children playing and building mirror actual buildings around the world. I wasn't wild about the little poems, but to each his own. Great back matter about the architectural wonders featured in the book.


    12. Hale, C. (2012). Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building. New York: Lee & Low Books Inc.Category: PoetryHale encourages people with the American dream in this book. She illustrates children building towers, igloos and houses from simple craft supplies on the left-hand pages. These child-like illustrations resemble famous infrastructures like the Petronas Twin Towers and a bamboo church in Columbia on the right-hand pages. This book shows how child-like creations can transform into tremendous [...]


    13. A collection of concrete poems that mimic real-life architecture, inspiring young builders to reach for the stars and build their dreamswhatever they may be.


    14. This is PERFECT for the 2017 Summer Reading Theme - build a better worlds. It shows children building alongside pictures of actual buildings possibly inspired by "child's play."


    15. Hale, C. (2012). Dreaming up: A celebration of building. New York: Lee and Low Books.Picture BookThis book uses rhyming text, illustrations, and photographs to explore the joy of building things. Each 2 page spread features an illustration of children building a structure with everyday objects like playing cards, Legos or sticks - and on the opposite page is a photograph of an actual building or structure that is similar in style to the children's building. For example, there is an illustration [...]


    16. Blocks,cards,sand,sticks.No matter what the materials are, children love to stack and build. The new picture book, Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale, is sure to help them reach to even greater heights.Picture a lovely illustration of children building with different materials accompanied with a intriguing shape poem that describes what they are doing. Now turn the page and there is a full color photograph of a real building that mimics the ideas from the play version, bigger [...]


    17. The thought that went into this book amazes me. The book highlights some amazing architecture. What sets the book apart though, is that for every structure, there is a mixed media illustration of young children creating a similar structure with everyday materials such as stacking cubes, legos, mud or even the cardboard tubes from paper towel rolls. There is also a concrete poem that also speaks of the children's creations while it gives the reader another way to imagine or "see" the shapes that [...]


    18. The publisher's summary is spot-on: "A collection of concrete poetry, illustrations, and photographs that show how young children's constructions, created as they play, are reflected in notable works of architecture from around the world. Includes biographies of the architects, quotations, and sources."The more I look at this book, the more I love it. It truly honors children's play as meaningful and intentional and clearly demonstrates play as the foundation for the development of skills that c [...]


    19. Do your young readers make forts out of pillows or build make believe houses from popsicle sticks or old cardboard boxes? If so, they will absolutely love what's in these pages. If you have young readers who have never tried building anything on their own, they will love all of the wonderful ideas presented here. Parents and teachers will love the rhyme that's introduced on every page. Young readers will love looking at the pictures of kids building with plastic stackable toys, cared board boxes [...]


    20. Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Buildingby Christy Hale is a great informational picture book that compares the buildings that children create with blocks and other toys to great architectural structures. On the left side of the page it shows something that a child has created and on the right side it shows a photograph of an actual building that looks like the child's creation. My favorite page was the book described building a hideaway out of blankets and chairs becuase that is what I always lov [...]


    21. Author Christy Hale does a wonderful job in introducing young readers to modern architecture from around the world and relating it back to their everyday lives. By using well-crafted poetry and illustrations of children engaged in making buildings and structures with simple materials on one page (blocks, legos, sofa cushions, sand, etc.), she mirrors the shape and form of their creations to contemporary architecture from around the world on the opposite page. One beautiful example is when Hale c [...]


    22. This concept book draws comparisons between structures built by children and buildings designed by famous architects. Each two page spread features an illustration on the left-hand side of children and a structure they have built from everyday objects: cardboard boxes, sofa cushions, blankets and chairs, blocks, Legos, and more. On the right side is a photograph of a building that corresponds in shape, color, material, or aesthetic. The illustrations depict a variety of skin and hair colors and [...]


    23. This book bridges the worlds of a child's imaginative play with the work of modern architects. On the left page, the reader sees a collage, mix-media scene of children constructing, assembling, or creating something, from sand castles to pillow forts, always accompanied by a bit of poetry whose form beautifully reflects the children's work. Then on the right, the author presents a full-page photograph of a building, its image and construction uncannily similar to what the children are making. It [...]


    24. Imagine yourself as a child again, building with your favorite blocks. Were they wooden, balanced precariously or placed precisely? Was cardboard a favored construction material for you, or were you fond, perhaps, of Lego or other snap together pieces? Think back, just for a moment; remember the feeling you had as architect, as master builder, as creator of contained space. Then read Dreaming Up ,by Christy Hale and relive that feeling and much more. Hale has not only captured the wonder of chil [...]


    25. Using the techniques of rime, rhythm, concrete poetry and painting, Hale portrays children at play using sticks, building blocks, mud, sticks, cushions and blanket to build model buildings, sandcastles and playhouses for themselves on the verso pages of her picture book. Juxtaposed to these on the recto pages are color photographs of significant works of world architecture that reflect the techniques that the children are using. Next to the painting and poem of two children at the shore building [...]


    26. What a cool concept! Hale takes different building activities for kids (cushion forts, Legos, building blocks, etc.) and describes each one in a poem. Then the right page of the spread has a photo of a real building/structure out in the world, designed by a noteworth architect, that uses the a related activity/process. For instance, one spread shows kids building with Legos and has this poem:One by one, block by block,plastic shapesinterlock.Yellow, red,white, and black,all connectin a stack.Bui [...]


    27. Dreaming Up is about children who build things using objects at home, this story is to encourage children to use their imagination and build whatever it is the see. the book has a lot of rhyming that is very pleasant for young readers. the book is not comical, so the rhymes add fun to the book. Also the words are written in shapes similar to what the children are building, this also helps added fun to the story. Also shows how important it is to be creative. the illustration has two different ap [...]


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