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author/illustrator: Robin Jacobs, Nik Neves

ages: 4+

36 pages

22 x 28 cm




Sold: German, Polish


Rights represented as of October 2023 for Dutch, French, German, Eastern Europe & Russia, Scandinavia & the Baltics.

The Mellons Build a House

  • The Mellons need to build a forever home that is lean, clean and green!


    The Mellons need to build a forever home that is lean, clean and green! The Mellon family have outgrown their flat. It’s time to move, but none of the houses they look at are quite right, so they decide to build their own house.


    Masha is an architect. She designs a house that accommodates the Mellons’needs, their budget, and most importantly, the environment. It is an eco-house.


    This hugely enjoyable picture book takes the reader step by step throughhouse design and build. Heat pumps, solar panels, insulation and rainwater harvesting are all clearly explained and brought to life in Nik Neves’s warm, inclusive illustrations.


    A timely and essential read for aspiring young architects and construction enthusiasts.



    "A cleverly architected book... perfect for children exploring the  environment or anything to do with construction." - Literacy Tree





    Robin Jacobs is a children’s television and bookwriter, and an active environmentalist. She is the author of Earth-Shattering Events.


    Nik Neves is a prize-winning Brazilian artist and illustrator. He has worked with clients including National Geographic and Lonely Planet.




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