Isabel Hill is an architectural historian, urban planner, photographer, and award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her passion is teaching children about architecture and the urban environment. Counting Colorful Shapes is Isabel's fourth children's book following Urban Animals, Building Stories, and Urban Animals of Washington, D.C., all published by Star Bright Books. Isabel lives with her daughter, Anna, and their dog, Dot in Brooklyn, New York. Visit Isabel Hill's website here.
Buildings are like books with stories that lastThey tell us our present and also our past! There's a wonderful history and story to discover about every building in Building Stories - a rich collection of photographs and facts, all told in rhyming verse to delight young readers. View Details
What better way to learn numbers, colors, and shapes than by looking at the world around us! Buildings take on a new flair when you begin looking for the circles, squares, diamonds, and lines that decorate them. Counting Colorful Shapes is a colorful look at all the art deco designs and shapes in Miami Beach, Florida. View Details
Come to the city and you will findanimals, animals of every kind! Discover donkeys on grilles, boars guarding stoops, and elephants supporting flagpoles. The fascinating architectural animals and playful illustrations in this rhyming book will encourage children and adults to look carefully at details on the buildings around them. Curriculum guide available View Details
A wondrous city for sightseeing, Washington, D.C. is a treasure trove of fascinating architecture–for close encounters of the animal kind! From the U.S. Capitol Building to the National Zoo and everywhere in between there is an amazing and amusing menagerie of animals, hidden in plain sight on buildings all around our nation’s capital. View Details