Author: Andrea Beaty
illustrated by David Roberts
Interest Level: Ages 4-9
About This Book: Meet Iggy Peck—creative, independent, and not afraid to express himself! In the spirit of David Shannon’s No, David and Rosemary Wells’s Noisy Nora, Iggy Peck will delight readers looking for irreverent, inspired fun.
Iggy has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, though they’re sometimes surprised by his materials—who could forget the tower he built of dirty diapers? When his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up! With Andrea Beaty’s irresistible rhyming text and David Roberts’s puckish illustrations, this book will charm creative kids everywhere, and amuse their sometimes bewildered parents.
Why It's On My Bookshelf: As our students are in the middle of the tiring schedule of state standards testing (don't worry, I won't go all crazy on that topic - but for the record....it's not all about reading, writing, and math), I am reminded of an AWESOME book that encourages multiple intelligences. Iggy Peck, Architect isn't just about architecture, it's about believing in your talent no matter what the 'haters' say. When Iggy's teacher shuts down his dreams through harsh criticism (at first I was like - OH, NO YOU DIDN'T), I thought about how our words can make or break a child's day. Our words can have an impact on a child's educational journey. This book has had a profound impact when I've shared it. I almost dread having to read the page when Iggy's teacher displays her dislike towards him. But that's truly when the message of the book starts. I'm so happy I found Iggy for my bookshelf.