Billions of Bricks: A Counting Book about Building

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$18.99  $17.66
Henry Holt & Company
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8.8 X 0.4 X 11.0 inches | 0.85 pounds
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About the Author

Kurt Cyrus is the creator of many books for young readers, including The Voyage of Turtle Rex, Tadpole Rex, and Big Rig Bugs. He is also the illustrator of 20 Big Trucks by Mark Lee and M.T. Anderson's Pals in Peril series. He currently lives in Oregon with his partner and their dog.


A Kirkus Best Picture Book of the Year
A JLG Selection
An Oregon Spirit Award Honor Book

"An amazing feat of architecture and artistry that kids will pore over long after the last brick has been laid."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Rollicking rhymes and elegant artwork should delight playroom block stackers and someday builders and architects alike."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"As workers make bricks, mix mortar, and build increasingly complex structures, Cyrus's pulsing rhythm and infectious rhyme drive their efforts forward . . . The impeccable design is apparent even on the title pages . . . This impressive melding of illustrations and text that celebrates hard work and building deserves a place in general collections and on read-aloud shelves."-School Library Journal

"Readers will have fun shouting out repetitive lines and locating specific workers from page to page. The bouncy rhythm and energetic action make this a fantastic pick for a group story time."-Booklist