Friday 8 May 2015

ReadItDaddy's Second Book of the Week - Week Ending 8th May 2015 - "Iggy Peck, Architect" by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts (Chronicle Children's Books)

Iggy Peck, Architect

Written by Andrea Beaty

Illustrated by David Roberts

Published by Chronicle Children's Books

It's another week where we really couldn't decide between two fabulous books for our Book of the Week slot. As we utterly adored "Rosie Revere - Engineer", we couldn't wait to follow it by gorging ourselves on more greatness from this talented duo. Andrea Beaty and David Roberts are a book match made in heaven - with Andrea's awesome rhyming skills and David's eye for fantastic and thoroughly brilliant illustrations, how could we possibly resist "Iggy Peck - Architect".

Young Iggy starts building from a very early age - in fact one of his first constructions might be a bit "on the nose" but is an aesthetically pleasing building (that just happens to be made out of pongy old nappies. EW!)

Iggy spends all his time drawing and designing, scribbling and constructing as his proud parents realise they've got an immensely talented architect in the family. Alas for poor Iggy, his teacher doesn't quite share his enthusiasm. Can she be won round when a school nature trip turns into an abject disaster? Can Iggy's quick thinking and construction skills save the day?

We adored every morsel of this, just as much as we loved Rosie Revere, Engineer (It was rather nice to see her cropping up in Iggy's class, and vice versa btw!). If you've a hankering to build sky-high, follow Iggy's wonderful example in this awesome story.

Charlotte's best bit: Iggy's incredible pongy tower of pee-peed nappies! Stay downwind of that one!

Daddy's Favourite bit: Such a brilliant book, utterly devoured by us and one that we're sure to read and re-read again and again. Now we need to catch up with Madame Chapeau to complete the set!

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