Whose Tools?


How do you build a house? What kind of tools would you need? This book goes through each set of tools needed by workers building a house. The tools are grouped by use and children flip the pages to see whose tools they are. Beginning with the foundations of the house and ending with a complete home, this book will delight any kids interested in building.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Fun interactive pages and adorable illustrations engage readers in construction.

Content Awareness Factors:


Little Kid Reaction

My little builder selected this book - so I wasn't surprised he liked it! He loved seeing the tools and then enthusiastically shouting out the answer to "Whose tools are those?" I knew my three year old would love it, but I was surprised how much my five-year-old enjoyed it. She doesn't normally get interested in building, but this book appealed to her.

Parent Reaction

I also liked Whose Tools>. It is perfect for a three year old in both size and content. The illustrations are cute, the progression is easy for them to understand, and it's fun for them.

Type of Book:
This is a nonfiction board book, that uses rhyme to introduce kids to tools and different types of construction jobs.
Educational Themes:

By 'parternering' tools with the person who uses them, you can introduce young readers not just to what a tool does in and of itself, but the job / person that uses it.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 6
Age of child:
Read with children ages 3 and 5.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This would be a good book to give as a gift to a little construction enthusiast.

Title Whose Tools?
Author Toni Buzzeo
Publisher Abrams Appleseed © 2015
Illustrators Jim Datz
ISBN 9781419714313
Material Board Book
Cost $9.95
Genres Poetry, Jobs
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