Iggy Peck Architect

Iggy Peck Architect

Iggy Peck Architect

This wonderful New York Times bestselling picture book is a fun-filled, inspiring story about the power of teamwork and the importance of celebrating individual gifts and self-expression. This is an award winning book that is a Whiz Kids best seller and staple in our household. With Andrea Beaty’s hilarious rhyming and David Roberts’s modern and fun illustrations, this book will be enjoyed as you read it time and time again.


Iggy has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, though they’re sometimes surprised by his materials—we always laugh at the tower of dirty diapers. Some kids sculpt sand castles. Some make mud pies. Some construct great block towers. His second grade teacher, Miss Lila Greer however does not like architecture and tells him no more building in school. Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up! It looks as if Iggy will have to trade in his T square for a box of crayons...until a fateful field trip proves just how useful a mast builder can be.

Andrea Beaty is the author of Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist; among other children’s titles. She is an advocate for STEM and her books have been read around the globe and in space on board the International Space Station. She lives just outside Chicago. Visit her online at andreabeaty.com and on Twitter. Listen as Andrea talks about her inspiration for this book.


David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist. He lives in London where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats. Visit him online on Tumblr and Instagram.

And now you can follow Iggy’s further adventures—with his friends Rosie Revere and Ada Twist—in the instant New York Times bestseller Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, an all-new chapter book starring The Questioneers! The Questioneers series is a celebration of STEM, perseverance, and passion. Like its characters, Iggy Peck, Rosie Revere, and Ada Twist, every budding architect, engineer, scientist, mathematician, and leader, will become inspired to solve everyday mysteries and come to think more critically about their world. Most importantly, they will learn that despite inevitable difficulty in achieving success, they should always continue to “Read. Question. Think.”—and never give up on their dreams.

"Youthful irreverence and creativity find a champion in this tale of Iggy Peck, a child who once “built a great tower—in only an hour—/ with nothing but diapers and glue.” . . .  Beaty favors sprightly stanzas, while Roberts drafts orderly watercolor images on, alternately, clean white paper and graph paper. The structured rhymes and controlled illustrations fit the architectural theme, and if the mannered poetry strains at times, Roberts breaks free of the stylization with absorbing details. Each of Iggy’s 16 classmates, for example, has his or her own unique quality, implying the variety of personalities and potentials to be appreciated in any group of children." --Publishers Weekly

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Awards for Iggy Peck

  • 2007 Time Magazine Top 10 Children's Books
  • 2007 Parents’ Choice Silver Honor
  • Bank Street College Best Book
  • Legoland Book Club Pick
  • IRA Notable Book
  • E.B. White Read Aloud Nominee

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