Dreaming Up

By Booklist

Combining images of preschoolers at play with famous buildings all over the world, this lively picture book is great for sharing. On one left-hand page, kids stack up colorful paper cups to make towers (“smaller, smaller / and growing taller”); opposite is a full-page photo of the Petronas Twin Towers, one of the world’s tallest buildings, built in 2004 in Malaysia from concrete, steel, and glass. . . . Older children will turn to the detailed back matter that talks about each building and its architect, and a great quote from Frank Gehry sums up the connections: “Creativity is about play.”