Friday, March 9, 2012
George Washington's Birthday by Margaret McNamara
Remember that cherry tree that George chopped down? He confessed because he couldn't tell a lie. Here's why he lost his temper and cut it down...
Schwartz & Wade sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.
This is a fictional account of George's life as a child and has pieces of truth interspersed. Barry Blitt is the illustrator and his work has an old fashioned feel, a bit like the pictures in old fairy tales. They go well with this story.
It's George's birthday and NO ONE is noticing. He tries hinting, offers suggestions, and everyone just ignores them. As he goes through his day he gets more and more frustrated. He even gets angry enough to cut down a tree!
This story has a good ending and the last page in the book points out what was fact and what was fiction.
Why not get a copy of this book and introduce your child to the boy who would grow up to become president?