Storytime with author Lisa Wheeler and illustrator Loren Long

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 11:00am

All Locations

28th Street
2660 28th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 942-2561

Okemos - Meridian Mall
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864
(517) 349-8840

Ann Arbor
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI  48103 
(734) 662-0600

West Bloomfield
Gateway Center
7260 Orchard Lake Road,
West Bloomfield Twp, MI 48322
(248) 956-1515

What does it take to build a bridge, design a park, print a book? Who makes it happen? Grown-ups and little ones alike will love this storytime and Facebook chat with author Lisa Wheeler and illustrator Loren Long presenting their marvelous new picture book Someone Builds The Dream.  


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“A loving ode to folks who get their hands dirty doing nitty-gritty jobs.” – Kirkus starred review

All across this great big world, jobs are getting done

by many hands in many lands. It takes much more than ONE.

Buildings, bridges, and books don't exist without the workers who are often invisible in the final product, as this joyous and profound picture book reveals from acclaimed author of The Christmas Boot Lisa Wheeler and New York Times bestselling illustrator of Love Loren Long

Gorgeously written and illustrated, SOMEONE BUILDS THE DREAM is an eye-opening exploration of the many types of work that go into building our world—from the making of a bridge to a wind farm, an amusement park, and even the very picture book that you are reading. An architect may dream up the plans for a house, but someone has to actually work the saws and pound the nails. This book is a thank-you to the skilled women and men who work tirelessly to see our dreams brought to life.


“Representation matters, and this book has it in spades by simply presenting the world as it is and showing that everyone is valuable for their unique skills. Good picture books are a magical blend of simple prose and illustration that, when combined, become greater than their parts. And this is a really good one!” — Alana Haley, Schuler Books, Grand Rapids, MI


Lisa Wheeler is the author of many picture books that are loved for their infectious read-aloud quality, such as Jazz Baby (a Geisel honor book), her Dino-Sports series, and The Christmas Boot, which won a Golden Kite Award for best picture book text. She lives near Detroit, Michigan.

Loren Long is one of the most iconic and beloved illustrators of our time. He has collaborated with authors ranging from Angela Johnson, Julie Fogliano, and Matt de la Peña to Barack Obama, Frank McCourt, and Madonna. His bestselling Otis the Tractor series is in development as an animated TV show, and one of his most recent picture books, Love by Matt de la Peña, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller. Loren lives in Cincinnati with his wife, sons, and their pet Weimaraners.

Someone Builds the Dream By Lisa Wheeler, Loren Long (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lisa Wheeler, Loren Long (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984814333
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Rocky Pond Books - March 23rd, 2021