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“An engaging and beautiful book, highly recommended.” -ForeWord, October 1998

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My Building
Written by Robin Isabel Ahrens
Illustrated by Ilja Bereznickas


Tacoma Public Schools, 9/1/1999
"The reader has a window view into the lives of families living in a high-rise apartment building. Daily activities unfold, including an elderly couple going for a stroll, babies with their nannies all dressed up, a mailman delivering mail, and children playing everywhere. The illustrations and rhyming text provide children with much to reflect upon. This is an excellent source for showing different lifestyles."


Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, Review of All Resources, 7/1/1999
"This book written in an easy lyrical rhyme describes the life of a young child who lives in an apartment building . . . is a good description of what city life is like. This is a good book to share in the primary grades when studying community helpers in social studies. Very good."


Librarian's Book Review, Pittsburgh, 5/1/1999
"Will be helpful when discussing homes and communities. The rhyming is particularly appealing. The reader will enjoy the colorful illustrations. The large format, colorful illustrations, and rhyme make this a standout."



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