When the new house needs fixing up, it's off to the hardware store to find the tools and materials needed to get the job done―a hammer, a screwdriver, a shiny tape measure, and even a stepladder.
This family outing explores a familiar errand that fascinates plenty of young children: the hardware store. Anne Rockwell's perfectly pitched story and Melissa Iwai's child-friendly illustrations make this book ideal for the preschool audience.
"Any young child could enjoy this attractive picture book, with its here-and-now text and its sunny artwork, created with acrylics, collage, and digital elements. But the book’s most enthusiastic audience will be those preschoolers who study the illustrations to learn about hand tools in all their varied forms. A real find for young tool fans."-Booklist
"This is a book that will delight young children who like to help out with home projects or who are fascinated with tools and building. It is a wonderful introduction to simple tools and builds a sophisticated vocabulary for junior carpenters. A solid addition for picture book collections."―School Library Journal
"The artwork, done in a pastel-colored palette, is full of attractive little details, from the patterning on the tool displays to the labels on the window. . . Accessible for all, from the happy shopper to the tool-obsessed."-Kirkus Reviews