The house book is folded from one sheet of paper. This makes it perfect for classroom publishing. Additional pages can be added.
of furniture are added to create the interior of the house. Students
are asked to make a drawing of objects found in the home during their
Four outer panels are decorated to look like the exterior of house and yard. Corner connector piece can be seen lower left.
inner panels of the house book are used for front and back matter:
title page, dedication, and brief paragraphs about the person they
interviewed, the country they came from and about themselves as
Analysis of picture-book art helped students learn to use illustrations to tell their story.
of signature are sealed together to create envelopes that hold photos
of home and imaginary letters written to family and friends.
pocket is attached to a road book panel. Inside is an imaginary love
letter. The woman who was interviewed told a story about two friends
from her teen years who were forbidden by their parents to see each
other. She had acted as postman and delivered secret letters
between the lovers.
of a house book were glued to look like a refrigerator door. Text
of poem reads: "My heart is in the freezer." From the life story of a
Palestinian refugee, based on an interview conducted by a Jewish
road book is decorated to look like a traditional Chinese painting.
Text reads: "I am from moving to Vietnam to escape communism / Only to
find war and chaos / Seeing bombs that kill billions / Seeing
firecrackers in my eyes." From the life story of a woman born in China.