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With Make Buildings, young doodlers (and old doodlers) can imagine amazing buildings and fantastical houses with this architecture-themed drawing book. (The cool modern illustration style will appeal to doodlers of all ages.) You get to design everything from a castle fit for a queen to an underground house for a family of moles! Following the lead of some of the world's greatest architects, readers are encouraged to think outside the box when looking for inspiration. (Always a great lesson to learn.) It's all about getting people to think creatively about architecture, while gently introducing some simple architectural terms and ideas. And after messing around with the book, they're guaranteed to want to learn more about architecture, so at the back, there is a section on some of the world's most famous buildings, from prehistoric Stonehenge in the UK to the ultramodern One World Trade Center in New York City. Kids will be aware of the world around them in a new way, and they'll be and inspired to let their imaginations run wild.