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Our Shed

Our Shed

A Father-Daughter Building Story (Celebrate Father's Day with this Special Picture Book about a Dad's Love)

Illustrated by Carrie O'Neill


Our Shed

About the Book

A sweet, nostalgic father-daughter story, Our Shed celebrates DIY families as well as the unique creativity and spontaneity of each individual child.

This lovely story is about a father teaching his daughter how to build a backyard shed for storing the necessities of family life--a lawn mower, sprinkler, sleds, kid toys. For each practical element the dad brings to the project, his daughter adds her own imaginative creative spin. In the end, they are both happy with their collaboration.

And, just as dad passes building skills on to his daughter, so does his daughter eventually pass those skills on to her own son when they fix up the peeling shed at the end of the story.

Kids love tools, building things, and spending time with parents. This story hits all those points with love and humor.

Product Details

On sale: May 4, 2021
Age: 5-7 years
Grade: Grades K-2
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781632172648
Reading level: Lexile: AD570L | Fountas/Pinnell: M

Author Bio

ROBERT BRODER is a publisher, creative director, children’s book author, and librarian. His most recent picture book Crow & Snow, illustrated by Olivier Tallec, was released in October 2020.  He lives in Vermont near Lake Champlain, with his wife, daughter, dog, and cats. He spends his free time hiking the Green Mountains. You can visit him at RobertBroder.com.

CARRIE O'NEILL writes and illustrates picture books in Olympia, Washington. She makes her debut as a picture-book illustrator with Our Shed by Robert Broder. When not in her studio, she likes to drink coffee on the porch, read picture books, and pick blueberries with her family. Find out more at CarrieONeill.com.


★ "This dad is a welcome role model for father figures everywhere."--Kirkus Reviews, starred

"this sweet parent-child story effectively celebrates hands-on intergenerational
collaboration."--Publishers Weekly

"This charming story, which includes helpful real-life tips for building, is a warm-hearted depiction of a father-daughter bond that grows along with their project."--The Mighty Girl

"For libraries looking for a warm story of a father-daughter team working on a building project together, this is a good choice.–"--School Library Journal
"This is such a special book with a lesson that can be carried on for generations to come."--San Francisco Book Review