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Let's Build a Dam!

Illustrated by Mariachiara Di Giorgio
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Hilarity ensues when siblings set out to build a simple dam in this charming picture book for young children.

Siblings May, Lily, and Noah build a dam. Stone by stone, their dam grows higher and higher, until their creation attracts the attention of fishermen, pirates, and even the King and his fleet. The sky's the limit, until Noah wants his stone back . . . 

Each page builds upon the previous scene as the children’s imaginations also grow. Children will delight in pointing out the changing details on each page as they laugh along to this picture book about the boundlessness of imagination and sibling friendship.

About The Author

Daniel Fehr was born in Winterthur, Switzerland. He writes picture books for children all over the world. He also invents board games for children, families, and adults. Daniel Fehr lives in Switzerland, where he also works for the Swiss Institute for Children's and Youth Media (SIKJM). 

About The Illustrator

Mariachiara Di Giorgio was born in Rome, Italy. She studied illustration in Rome and Paris. She then worked as a storyboard artist and concept designer for film and commercials. She has been publishing books since 2012. In 2022, she won the Andersen award for Best Illustrator. She lives in Rome.

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"Powerfully demonstrates the wonders imagination can dream up…and how quickly reality can crash back in."

– Kirkus Reviews

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