The colorful book Little Houses: A Counting Book (Chronicle Books) features Helen Musselwhite's playful cut-paper illustrations of a variety of architectural styles, including the Japanese tea house.
The book teaches kids to count from one to 10 by pairing each digit with the same number or a particular style house, like the three Nordic island houses seen here.
Along with more vernacular styles, the book also includes modern movements, like these Case Study–inspired houses.
The book features another California classic: the Victorian Painted Ladies of San Francisco's Alamo Square.
The 10-stop architectural tour ends with a trip to the Netherlands and a colorful lineup of traditional terraced town houses.