Wednesday 27 June 2018

"Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture" by Joshua David Stein and Julia Rothman (Phaidon)

It's not very often that you get to read a fantastic original book for children about architecture...
...and it's certainly not every day you get to read a book where the central character is a real brick. I mean LITERALLY a brick!

So in "Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture" by Joshua David Stein and Julia Rothman you've got a perfect combination of a fun and entertaining story that'll teach you lots and lots about all kinds of brick buildings all around the world.

But let's talk about little Brick first. She was always told by her mother that great things come from humble beginnings.

Brick takes her mother's words to heart and decides to travel the world until she finds the one place - or the one building - where she can feel truly at home.

Amazing buildings all over the world. Brick visits them all on her epic journey of discovery
Brick travels far and wide and sees some truly amazing buildings, ranging from the Great Wall of China to the dazzling St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.

Each time she finds a new building, she still feels that she needs to keep searching for that special place to can Brick make a difference in the world and perhaps inspire others?

Her answer comes from a surprising source and the way the book wraps is rather delightful and selfless. 

Children will love the core message and story, but they'll also love the opportunity to explore some of the world's most amazing buildings, some ancient and some more modern but all constructed by imaginative folk who perhaps had absolutely no idea that their work would live on for generations to come. A bit like children's book authors and illustrators really!

C's best bit: The dreaming spires of St Basil's Cathedral. 

Daddy's favourite bit: Such a fresh and original book that explores amazing buildings around the world with a fabulous central character as our guide. Hooray for little Brick!

"Brick: Who found herself in Architecture" by Joshua David Stein and Julia Rothman is out now, published by Phaidon (kindly supplied for review)