Here's to You, America!

Here's to You, America!

by Charles M. Schulz
     
 
Based on the Home Video and Television Miniseries!

Travel back in time with Peanuts! It's 1787, and Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and friends are in colonial Pennsylvania for the founding of the United States. Along with George Washington and John Hancock, they witness the birth of the Constitution and the creation of the government that

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Based on the Home Video and Television Miniseries!

Travel back in time with Peanuts! It's 1787, and Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and friends are in colonial Pennsylvania for the founding of the United States. Along with George Washington and John Hancock, they witness the birth of the Constitution and the creation of the government that makes our country unique. As they see history in the making, the Peanuts gang discovers lots of reasons why they're proud to be Americans.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Based on the television episode "The Birth of the Constitution" from the miniseries This is America, Charlie Brown, this book has the Peanuts gang running errands for the state delegates at Independence Hall in Philadelphia in 1787 while they decide how their fledgling nation is going to operate. The challenge here is making the material interesting to the Peanuts audience, and the explanations and analogies used do a good job of this. Through the eyes of children, we see how important it was for the delegates to agree and strike the right balance of power so the same mistakes that caused the Revolution wouldn't happen again. There is one glaring factual error, however: the book states that the Legislative branch of government makes the laws, the Judicial branch enforces the laws and the Executive branch oversees the other two branches. This contradicts the original intentions of the Founding Fathers and the way it's been done since 1788. The Legislative branch does make the laws, but the Executive branch enforces them. The Judicial branch interprets the laws. But, as I always say when it comes to errors in children's books, it provides a teaching point that books are not always correct, and that you should always do your research. 2002, Little Simon,
— Carey Ahr

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689851636
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Peanuts Friends Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.04(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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