Let's Go to the Hardware Store

Author(s): Anne Rockwell

April 2016

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."


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"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" Rockwell's 1979 classic gets a makeover with new illustrations and an updated story. . . . Its quiet clarity is sure to attract newcomers who appreciate the simpler pace of life it reflects. "Kirkus Reviews on At the Supermarket" The brightly colored gouache illustrations on white backgrounds show the child helping to fill the cart and feature such items as produce and a container of ice cream alone on the page, making identification easy. This is a fun, educational read-aloud. "School Library Journal on At the Supermarket" Iwai's writing debut beautifully depicts the loving relationship between a mother and daughter Ordinariness made extraordinary. "Kirkus Reviews, starred review on Soup Day" A perfect meal and a perfect book. "School Library Journal on Soup Day""

Anne Rockwell is the author and illustrator of more than one hundred books for young readers, including "Welcome to Kindergarten" and "My Preschool." The mother of three grown children and four grandchildren, Anne Rockwell lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.Melissa Iwai has written and illustrated many books for children, including "Soup Day" and "Toolbox Twins." She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family

General Fields

  • : 9780805087383
  • : Henry Holt Company Inc
  • : Henry Holt Company Inc
  • : March 2016
  • : 259mm X 234mm X 10mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anne Rockwell
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : Melissa Iwai
  • : 32
  • : illustrations