Why We Love It
“Young Iggy Peck is an architect, and has been since he was two
When he built a great tower – in only an hour –
with nothing but diapers and glue.”
With its hilarious storyline, clever text, lyrical rhyme and spectacular illustrations this book is a home library must-have. Iggy uses all sorts of unusual objects to build his masterpieces: dirty diapers, dirt clods, underwear and peaches, to name a few, and manages to save the day when a school field trip goes awry. Iggy Peck Architect is a terrific story that encourages children to think outside of the box. It is a fantastic read-aloud for kids and grown-ups alike with lots of post-reading potential for building fun.
- “Build” a house using a paper bag: Fill a small brown paper bag with crumpled newspaper. Staple or tape a piece of folded construction paper to the top of the bag to look like a roof. Allow your child to glue bits of paper, found objects such as leaves or use markers to finish the outside of the “house”. Display with pride when completed.
- Give your child some uncooked thick pasta such as Barilla Thick Spaghetti and some marshmallows to build a variety of structures.
- Using blocks, see how high a tower can be built. See how wide a tower can be built.
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