UP GOES THE SKYSCRAPER! by Gail Gibbons

UP GOES THE SKYSCRAPER!

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Gibbons' specialty is non-fiction picture books with brilliant colors, bold design, and subjects of special interest to her audience. Like dinosaurs, skyscrapers hold perpetual fascination; here's a step-by-step description of their construction. Beginning with the space demands that lead to the need for such a building, Gibbons covers design, the stages of construction from foundation to crowning the top with an evergreen for good luck and finishing the interior. The reader becomes a sidewalk superintendent with a prime view as the tower cranes mount this appropriately tall, slim book. The brief narrative, copious captions, and, best, the clear pictures unite to make a highly informative book on a popular subject.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1986
Publisher: Four Winds