Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: Rebecca Felix
Publisher: Abdo Publishing
Cool Construction and Building Blocks contains six projects for children who love to build and create. There are three projects that involve the popular building blocks, LEGOs. There is also a project that uses magnets to build with and another project features a super crafty design for making transparent blocks. There is also some background information included that provides a historical glance at favorite toys such as Lincoln Logs, LEGOs, and other building sets. This book feeds the mind of a young builder and provides them with new ways to create.
The projects featured in this book are creative and engaging. The instructions are clear, precise, and to the point. Safety instructions are included to keep children safe while they are creating and building. The photographs are a nice touch to ensure proper step-by-step instructions. There is a range of skill level in the projects. Some of the projects are simple and can be easily created alone. However, some of the projects will need to be performed by an older audience or will require parental assistance. A book like this one that provides hands-on ways to stimulate a child's mind is always an asset that can be appreciated.