When I picked this up today, I wasn’t expecting to learn as much from it as I did. For one, I learned about sixteen different kinds of houses, where they were traditionally built, what they’re made of, and why they were built in such a way. My favorites were the Dutch houseboats, the Pueblos and the Venetian Palaces. Some people may argue that picture books are kid stuff, but I disagree. Picture books are a great way to learn a thing or two, and I think the pictures make their messages easier to remember.