There are dreamers – and there are builders.
We celebrate the dreamers – the visionaries like Gretas and Malalas, the Ghandis and Mandelas… we celebrate artists, writers, leaders, musicians, sports heroes. But what about the workers, the laborers who make things happen?
Someone Builds the Dream celebrates them. It shows children that workers and tradespeople are important too, and that we need to work together to get the work done.
Karen Long’s clear illustrations show women and people of different ethnic groups doing these important skilled trades jobs. Lisa Wheeler’s catchy, fast, rhyming text with the refrain “Someone had to build this dream” draws young readers in. A must read.