Woodrow, the White House Mouse

Woodrow, the White House Mouse

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by Peter W. Barnes, Cheryl Shaw Barnes
     
 

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Woodrow the White House Mouse

Every four years like the rest of us do, the mice of the nation elect someone, too!
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Woodrow the White House Mouse

Every four years like the rest of us do, the mice of the nation elect someone, too!

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Children's Literature - Vicki Foote
A mouse named Woodrow G. Washingtail is elected as the president mouse and gets to live in the White House along with the president. He attends the Inaugural Ball with his mouse family. He has a desk on the shelf in the Oval Office, and keeps busy making new laws. Intricate illustrations show the proceedings, and one page depicts Woodrow as the chief executive with pictures and labels of all the departments of government. It explains that he is "Commander in Chief," and so is in charge of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. He is also the "Head of State," handling foreign affairs. He gets to play every Easter when they have an egg-rolling game on the White House lawn. More elaborate illustrations with interesting details portray the East Room, the Red Room, and the Green Room. The Blue Room is decorated for Christmas. The story is told in verse in short paragraphs. Pages at the end of the book provide additional information for parents and teachers about the presidency according to the Constitution, facts about the presidents, and history of the White House. Children can look for the Presidential Seal that is hidden in each picture. This book, in the "Little Patriot Press" series, is a good educational resource that could be used by adults to read aloud and discuss the concepts with children. Children will enjoy the fun drawings of the mice as they work and play around the White House. The book should be a useful tool in helping children to understand some of the basics of the governmental processes. Reviewer: Vicki Foote

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596987883
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
09/11/2012
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
376,167
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Peter and Cheryl Barnes are a husband and wife writing/illustrating team who specialize in educational books for children. They are creators of Woodrow for President, and their books have been featured on numerous top-tier TV and radio shows including The Today Show, C-Span’s Book TV and National Public Radio, and in prominent print outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post and Child Magazine. Their other works include House Mouse, Senate Mouse; Marshall, the Courthouse Mouse; and Liberty Lee's Tail of Independence. Their books have won numerous national and regional book reviews and awards. They also published the New York Times bestsellers Heartsongs and Journey through Heartsongs, by Mattie Stepanek. Cheryl is an illustrator with a background in architecture and is creative director of Regnery’s Little Patriot Press. Peter is a journalist who currently works for Fox Business Network; he has also reported for CNBC, The Wall Street Journal and other news organizations. They have two grown children and live in Alexandria, Virginia.

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