Construction sites have long fascinated young children, and this book takes a deep dive into the construction of a building. Young readers will follow along as construction workers build a building, one step at a time. From the pouring of the foundation to the installation of wiring, plumbing, floors, and walls, each turn of a page adds an element to the growing building. Fold-outs add details to each of the eight steps in the construction process: 1) dig, 2) pour, 3) frame, 4) install, 5) protect, 6) finish, 7) paint, 8) clean up and plant. Construction-obsessed young readers will love this interactive concept book that shows the step-by-step building of a building! Gatefolds add new elements and details to each step as they are opened. Ever-popular topic: Construction sites remain a staple for pre-K and kindergarten readers. This title does not disappoint, featuring oodles of construction vehicles, workers, and equipment. • Gatefolds a-plenty: Each step in the construction process is expanded as each gatefold is opened. Look carefully—many details are added with the opening of each gatefold in this interactive format! • Detail-oriented: This book is well-researched, featuring construction elements based on first-hand observation of a construction site. Kids and parents alike will appreciate Fitzgerald’s detailed artwork. • Cumulative format: The building in this book is added to with the turn of each page, until it is completed at the end. Kids will delight in the “how things are made” aspect of this interactive, cumulative title.


  • 28 pages
  • 8 x 8 inches
  • 4 colors
  • Unjacketed Cover; foil on cover; 20 pages plus 8 gatefolds

Rights available for...

  • Dutch
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Europe)