Fort Building Time is a lovely exploration of fort building in every season and setting. Rhythmic text with a sing-song feel will delight fort-builders of all ages. — Jessica Wood
Grab your blankets and pillows! From the creators of Finding Wild, a new picture book that follows the changing of the seasons and is as cozy as a fort.
Winter, spring, summer, fall. Each season brings new materials to make the perfect fort. From leaves to snow, from mud to sand, there is a different fort throughout the year. As a group of friends explore and build through the seasons, they find that every fort they make is a perfect fort.
From the team behind Finding Wild, which Publishers Weekly called “a sparkling debut” and a “whimsical meditation on the idea of wildness,” Megan Wagner Lloyd and Abigail Halpin are together again for a portrayal of a classic childhood endeavor that is perfect all year long.
About the Author
Megan Wagner Lloyd lives in Washington, D.C., with her family. She loves hiking in the woods and exploring on the beach. Finding Wild was her first book. Visit Megan at meganwagnerlloyd.com.
Abigail Halpin grew up in Maine and spent her summers camping with her family. Her previous picture books include Bella’s Rules by Elissa Haden Guest and Finding Wild by Megan Wagner Lloyd. She has also illustrated many beautiful covers for novels. She lives in New Hampshire. Visit her at theodesign.com and follow her on Instagram at @abigailhalpin.
"When is the best time for fort building? Any time, any season, as explained in this zestful picture book... The busy pages show children skiing, squishing in the mud in the rain, drawing pictures and reading books, swimming,hunting for shells, writing poems, and hiking on trails. Ebullient illustrations in watercolor and colored pencils invite readers to get busy building. The delightfully detailed, colorful double-page spreads spur imagination and enthusiastically embrace fun."--Booklist
"This colorful tribute to the perennial childhood occupation of fort-building follows a group of children through the seasons as they use materials at hand to create cozy private spaces...At a time when more children look to screens for their fun, this book might remind them to look around instead."--School Library Journal