Anyone who knows me knows that I love collage and Giles LaRoche is king when it comes to collage. I was lucky enough to see him in person and I am happy to see he continues to make his art and books for children. This book would be perfect for social studies and learning about the different homes around the world.
Imagine living inside a mountain, or in a home where you could catch fish from your bedroom window. This book takes you all over the world, showing you the coolest of houses! Which house would you choose to be your favorite? LaRoche's book is full of intricately designed collage work showing houses around the world. This book would be a springboard to learning about architecture, people and why and how they design their homes. It is a must read! and so beautiful to look at...more than once.
Click HERE for a pdf from Reading Is Fundamental to use with If You Lived Here... by Giles LaRoche. This pdf presents ideas and lessons you might do after reading this book.
And, yet, another great book by Giles LaRoche is
Most would agree that books have always taken us places. These books by Giles LaRoche take you to places in the world in a most beautiful way. Don't take my word for it, get your hands on these books and share them with your students...young or old!