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Iggy Peck, Architect
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This beloved New York Times bestselling picture book is a fun-filled, inspiring story about the power of teamwork and the importance of celebrating individual gifts and self-expression. And now you...
This beloved New York Times bestselling picture book is a fun-filled, inspiring story about the power of teamwork and the importance of celebrating individual gifts and self-expression. And now you...
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  • This beloved New York Times bestselling picture book is a fun-filled, inspiring story about the power of teamwork and the importance of celebrating individual gifts and self-expression.

    And now you can follow Iggy's further adventures—with his friends Rosie Revere and Ada Twist—in the instant New York Times bestseller Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, an all-new chapter book starring The Questioneers!
    Some kids sculpt sand castles. Some make mud pies. Some construct great block towers. But none are better at building than Iggy Peck, who once erected a life-size replica of the Great Sphinx on his front lawn! It's too bad that few people appreciate Iggy's talent—certainly not his second-grade teacher, Miss Lila Greer. It looks as if Iggy will have to trade in his T square for a box of crayons . . . until a fateful field trip proves just how useful a mast builder can be.
    Collect them all! Add these other STEM favorites from #1 New York Times bestselling team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today!

    Rosie Revere, Engineer
    Ada Twist, Scientist
    Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters
    Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants
    Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists
    Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects
    Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers
    Questioneers Famiy Calendar

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    November 26, 2007
    Youthful irreverence and creativity find a champion in this tale of Iggy Peck, a child who once “built a great tower—in only an hour—/ with nothing but diapers and glue.” At the sight (and smell) of this wonder, Iggy’s mother memorably responds, “Good Gracious, Ignacious!” She supports his precocity, despite his preferred media. When Iggy arrives in second grade, however, his teacher forbids such follies, based on her childhood fear of skyscrapers. Her backstory suggests teachers’ rules can be arbitrary, not to mention damaging to inventive students: “With no chance to build, his interest was killed,” and Iggy droops disconsolately at his desk amid blank negative space. His ennui lasts until a fortuitous school picnic, when a rickety footbridge collapses (and so does the teacher); led by Iggy, the children construct a suspension bridge from “boots, tree roots and strings, fruit roll-ups and things/ (some of which one should not mention),” including undies. Beaty (When Giants Come to Play
    ) favors sprightly stanzas, while Roberts (Mrs. Crump’s Cat
    ) drafts orderly watercolor images on, alternately, clean white paper and graph paper. The structured rhymes and controlled illustrations fit the architectural theme, and if the mannered poetry strains at times, Roberts breaks free of the stylization with absorbing details. Each of Iggy’s 16 classmates, for example, has his or her own unique quality, implying the variety of personalities and potentials to be appreciated in any group of children. Ages 4-8.

  • School Library Journal

    November 1, 2007
    K-Gr 2-As early as two years of age, Iggy determinedly builds structures from a variety of common items like pancakes and diapers, and his parents are amazed at his "unusual passion." In second grade, though, his teacher informs him that there is no room for architecture in her classroom. "That might seem severe, but she was sincere./For when she was no more than seven, /she'd had a great fright at a dizzying height/in a building so tall it scraped Heaven." School becomes a bore for Iggy, until the students go on a picnic and cross a trestle to a small island, only to have the trestle collapse. As the teacher faints, Iggy comes to the rescue. Using whatever he can findboots, shoelaces, tree rootshe enlists his classmates to help him construct a suspension bridge. When Miss Greer recovers, she realizes the importance of building dreams. After that, second graders in Blue River Creek Elementary are taught every week about some of the world's greatest buildings by Iggy Peck, architect. The detailed pen-and-ink and watercolor spreads, evocative of architectural drawings, are crisp, clean, and expressive. Through cartoonlike characters set against white backgrounds or, on occasion, graph paper, they capture the emotion and action of this imaginative story."Margaret R. Tassia, Millersville University, PA"

    Copyright 2007 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • DOGO Books gumadoledodubu - Crash as the bridge goes into pieces. What will they do? In my opinion this is a great book because it is fun to read with family. This story is about a boy who is named Iggy he loves to build but his teacher says no. What will he do? You will have read to find out. First, it’s fun to read for grades k-3. Also, it is great book for everyone. Last, it’s is an excellent book because it has a lesson on not to give up. If you like Rosie Revere you will like Iggy Peck because have lesson not to give up.

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