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If Animals Built Your House


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Explore animal habitats how they engineer their homes in this beautifully illustrated STEM book for kids. Filled with imaginative questions, animal facts, and educational backmatter, If Animals Built Your House is perfect for your elementary classroom or family library.

If animals built your house, would you live in it? This unique story alternatives between the narrator telling the reader what kind of house you would live in if an animal built it, and some fun facts about each! Perfect for teachers looking for STEM/STEAM books for kids 5-7, and books that highlight engineering for kids, innovation, and how things work for kids.

If a tree squirrel built your house, no one could ever sneak up on you.

Your house might look like just a jumble of leaves, but it's really a tightly woven, waterproof ball. No hard walls here—this furry builder used its body like a rolling pin to make a soft, cozy room. Just watch out for that first step out your front door!

Animals featured include squirrels, termites, grouper, honeybees, chimpanzees, tree frogs, polar bears, and more!

Backmatter Includes:

  • Explore More for Kids: photos of all of the animals in the book, what their homes look like, and why they build them
  • Explore More for Teachers & Parents: read-aloud suggestions, a STEAM design challenge, and more!

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Size: 11 in x 9.50 in
  • Pages: 32

About the Author

Bill Wise is a retired middle school teacher who now writes full-time. In addition to teaching math and English, he coached baseball and basketball (his favorite sport) for many years. This book was inspired by Bill's passion for sports, nature, and mathematics. As a former teacher he likes to create activities that connect math with nature and sports. Bill has written five children's books. His picture book biography Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer earned the International Reading Association's primary nonfiction book award. He lives in Maine.
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