Monday, April 12, 2021

"Our Shed". - a bookwrap



Let's get busy....ready to build?


Our Shed: A Father-Daughter Building Story

Authored by Robert Broder
Illustrated by Carrie O'Neill


* Ages:  K-2

* Reading Level:  5-7

* Hardcover:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Little Bigfoot 

* Pub. Date:  May 4, 2021

* Language:  English


“This dad is a welcome role model for father figures everywhere.”  -Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

“This sweet parent-child story effectively celebrates hands-on intergenerational collaboration.” -Publishers Weekly

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

This heartwarming tale is about a father and daughter spending quality time together building a shed in their back yard.  The purpose of the shed is to store "the necessities of family life" such as bikes, lawnmowers, sleds and sprinklers, just to name a few.  They are a perfect team as dad teaches the practical, hands-on elements of the project while his daughter splashes creativity everywhere making it whimsical, imaginative and fun.  

Her dad takes time to include his daughter with the undertaking and in so doing she learns valuable building skills that later she passes on to her own son when they need to repair and give the worn face of the shed a new facelift.  

The illustrations are wonderful and full of humour and expression which gives the story a lovely engaging flavour.  I love stories that highlight the importance of strong family bonds that span into the next generation.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

ROBERT BRODER is the publisher of Ripple Grove Press. His passion for children's picture books goes back to when he was a pre-k teacher, reading books and making up stories for the kids. He currently lives in Vermont with his wife, daughter, their dog and two cats. You can find out more at

About the Illustrator

CARRIE O'NEILL writes and illustrates picture books in Olympia, Washington. She makes her debut as a picture-book illustrator with The Shed by Robert Broder (Little Bigfoot, 2020). When not in her studio, she likes to drink coffee on the porch, read picture books, and pick blueberries with her family. Find out more at

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