Title: Iggy Peck, Architect
Author: Andrea Beaty
Illustrator: David Roberts
Reviewed by Nikolas C., Grade III
Iggy Peck, Architect is about a boy who loves to build buildings out of anything he can find like apples, peaches, pancakes, cat food, and diapers. When he gets to second grade, the teacher doesn't like buildings so she asks him to go to Principal Howe because he was building something he wasn't supposed to. But when they go to Blue River Pass, Iggy saves the day because he can build so well.
The story takes place at Iggy's school and outside at Blue River Pass. It is just ordinary time, buy maybe it is in the future.
Iggy Peck loves to build things. When he was two, he built a Leaning Tower of Pisa out of diapers. Some were dirty and some were not! He built a castle out of chalk. Because he's such a good builder, he is able to save the day!
The illustrations look very realistic and it's very cool how Iggy's buildings look compared to real life. The buildings that he makes don't look fake like something is going to fall down. I love the details like when the teacher Miss Lila Greer says to the class that she doesn't want anybody building anything. She throws books in the garbage to show she doesn't want any talk of buildings in the room. The pictures are sometimes funny, and if you look really closely, you can find some funny things. If you look at the second to last page, you can find something that you wear!
I recommend this book because even if you don't like architecture, it actually makes you want to build things because you see all these great buildings. It interested me because at Princeton Junior School I build a lot of things with the blocks, and I really like architecture. My favorite building of Iggy's was the castle of chalk because it looks beautiful and very realistic. I have never made anything out of chalk, but it would be hard because chalk is very roly poly!
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