Iggy Peck, ArchitectIggy Peck, Architect, by Andrea Beaty is one of the more inventive rhyming picture books I’ve read in years. Iggy Peck has a deep love for the art of architecture. The plot (Iggy’s second grade teacher hates architecture, and through a series of events, Iggy’s skill ends up saving the class on a field trip) is secondary to the advanced rhyming and architectural terminology which Beaty uses to erect the poetry.

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David Roberts’ cartoonish illustrations fit perfectly with the characters as well as the tempo of the book, and whoever decided to print the cover on graph paper added a layer of cleverness that should make all adults smile.

Good rhymes are fun to read out loud, and this book is full of great rhymes.