The inner workings of a home are laid out for kids in fun, retro illustrations jam-packed with the technology behind everyday life.
How does flipping a switch on the wall make the lights come on? Where does the clean water that flows out of the faucet come from? What is used to keep a home warm? Travel beyond the walls and under the floors of a house to find out more about the electricity, water, and natural gas that make your home work — and find out how you can do your part to save energy and preserve these resources.
About the Author
Chris Butterworth is the author of many nonfiction titles for young readers, including See What a Seal Can Do and Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea. She lives in Cornwall, England.
Lucia Gaggiotti is a graphic designer and artist and the illustrator of How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? and Where Did My Clothes Come From?, both written by Chris Butterworth. Lucia Gaggiotti lives in London.
Butterworth and Gaggiotti (Where Did My Clothes Come From? 2015) team up for another informational picture book, this time exploring the inner workings of a single-family house...the engaging combination of text and illustration is sure to appeal to curious readers. A darling introduction to the engineered amenities that help make a house a home. —Kirkus Reviews
Gaggiotti’s lively, retro-style illustrations aptly complement Butterworth’s educational narrative. The book closes with examples of ways kids can actively do their part to save energy. An ideal book for inquisitive minds. —Booklist
Butterworth packs a great deal of information into an inviting format...this work presents a great way to assist little ones in understanding the larger world. A recommended purchase for individual sharing that is also a great opener for group lessons on everyday technology. —School Library Journal