Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture



A young brick goes on a journey to find her place in the world by visiting ten celebrated brick structures around the globe

When Brick was just a baby, tall buildings amazed her. Her mother said, "Great things begin with small bricks. Look around and you'll see."

Brick's observations begin at home and then extend globally as she travels to a diverse list of brick structures – Malbork Castle in Poland, Mahabodhi Buddhist Temple in India, Grosvenor Estate apartments in England, and more – all the while pondering where she may end up. With a tender and timeless text by Joshua David Stein and architectural line art by Julia Rothman, this tribute to becoming part of something greater serves children and adults alike.

Created for ages 3-5 years


Joshua David Stein frequently contributes to New York magazine, the New York Times, the Sunday Times, Eater, and Fatherly as a food critic, and film and culture columnist. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons.

Julia Rothman is a prolific illustrator and pattern designer, a part of the design studio ALSO, runs the blog Book By Its Cover, and launched Women Who Draw, a directory of female illustrators. Julia lives Brooklyn.

Format: Hardback
Size: 219 x 274 mm (8 5/8 x 10 3/4 in)
Pages: 40 pp
Illustrations: 40 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714876313

Product details: Age Range: 4 - 7 years | Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten | Hardcover: 40 pages | Publisher: Phaidon Press | Language: English | ISBN-10: 0714876313 | ISBN-13: 978-0714876313 | Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.5 x 11.1 in | Weight: 1.1 pounds