Saturday, December 14, 2013

Kid Konnection: Cool Creations in 35 Pieces

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you a book that's perfect for the Lego fan in your life!

Summary: Creativity knows no bounds! LEGO artist Sean Kenney reuses the same thirty-five LEGO bricks to create a variety of images in all categories: vehicles, spaceships, home accessories, animals, nature, robots, and many other subjects. This new LEGO offering is sure to spark imagination and encourage kids to think outside the box, which is the message that Sean strongly promotes about creativity, imagination, and building with LEGO. -- Henry Holt

COOL CREATIONS IN 35 PIECES by Sean Kenney is a fantastic book for budding Lego artists. All too often, I buy a Lego kit (usually Star Wars) for Booking Son and my husband asks, "What happened to just playing with regular old Legos?" Well, COOL CREATIONS IN 35 PIECES is one answer to that question.

COOL CREATIONS IN 35 PIECES provides loads of different ideas for unique Lego creations using only 35 pieces. To make the book even cooler, it's the same 35 pieces for each creation! The author uses different color schemes, but all of the basic pieces are identical.

The creations Mr. Kenney makes include robots (even transforming ones), spacecraft, buildings, various animals, and even goofy faces! One idea is more creative than the next. And I like that the objects are easy to assemble so the book is relevant for kids of all ages.

Blurgh Robot
As a mom, I love how kids can use this book as a pattern to make Mr. Kenney's idea, but I also love how they can use it as a jumping off point for their own creations. In fact, the author actually encourages kids to come up with even more ideas for using no more than these 35 Lego Pieces.

COOL CREATIONS IN 35 PIECES is so much fun! Highly recommended!

Thanks to Goodman Media for providing a review copy of this book.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


Elizabeth said...

Fun! I have a feeling my son will love this in about 3 years - we are just getting started with the actual Legos, but he's been enjoying the larger Duplos for a while.

Laura Fabiani said...

My son loves to build things but for some reason never got into Legos until my sister bought him an airplane model to build with Lego pieces. I think this book would really appeal to him.

Stacie said...

Our boys would have loved this when they were younger!

Beth F said...

Sorry for linking twice ... This sounds soooooo cool. I have a copy and must take a closer look.

bermudaonion said...

Vance still loves Legos so I may have to look for this for him!