My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D. C.

My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D. C.


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My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D. C. 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
The_Mighty_Bonners More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of the the illustrator David Small. Over the years I have collected books that he has illustrated to share with my son. I was thrilled to see that he worked with the late Senator Ted Kennedy on a story about the Senator's beloved dog Splash. The story, written from the perspective of Splash is a day in the life. It's charming prose and introduction to the art of politics is appropriate for any young reader. My only caveat is that at the end of the story you may be tempted to run out and get your very own Portuguese water dog.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Seventh and Eighth Graders enjoy being read to. Even though 'My Senator and Me' is geared to the age groups 3-8 years old. My students enjoy these types of book. Because they are short, factual, and to the point. I found the book entertaining and loved the way it presented facts about the day in the life of a Senator in Washington. Seeing it through the eyes of Splash and the watercolor illustrations made it a very pleasant way to visit and learn about the working day of a US Senator.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Politics aside, this was a cute book. These dogs love water so splash is a good name!!!The book led to a discussion about government. The kids loved it!!!! Carol
LynnLD More than 1 year ago
My Senator and Me is an informative tale humorously told through the eyes of Senator Kennedy's Portuguese Water dog, Splash.  He tells how he accompanies the Senator to his office in Washington D.C. on a daily basis.  It is a teaching tool for children as Splash tells what life is like for a legislator on Capitol Hill.  Splash knows how to stay quiet and behave well so he can sit in on the meetings and stay close to his beloved master.  This book, written by the late Senator Edward Kennedy, is a warm, joyful read as readers get an inside look of the Capitol Building.  They observe meetings in session, speeches given and groups of visiting children taking pictures with the Senator. Illustrator, David Small adds the perfect touch to this book with his wonderful and happy sketches.  Every elementary school and classroom library should have this book in their collections!
fortheloveofliteracy More than 1 year ago
This book is a great resource to use in teaching students about our governmental process of making a law. The illustrations grab your attention and I think it was a great idea to have the story be told from the dogs point of view. I especially like the information at the end of the book which breaks down the bill process for kids. I wrote a lesson on using this book to improve letter writing skills (to the dog and senator) as well as,striking discussion about our government and the laws that we have. A must have for all elementary classrooms!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
How unfortunate that you print the vitriolic customer reviews, whose right wing political agenda clearly mar their perceptions. Beautifully illustrated, children would delight in this illustration of a day in the life of a famous senator in washington.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Out of curiosity I flipped through this book a couple of days ago. I wasn't expecting it to be exactly a good book, but I was surprised to see how insensitive Kennedy is. 1. He names his dog 'Splash' even after the 'driving off a bridge incident'. 2. He tells readers his dog 'is a good swimmer'. OK Kennedy, why don't you just say it: You got drunk, drove off a bridge and killed someone and you don't care? Do not buy this book, you'll just be adding to the fortune of an already rich and delusional senator.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's full of Kennedy's political agenda not to mention, how inappropriate 'Splash's' name is... (I'm referring to the Chappaquiddick incident) This book is no more appropriate than a book from 'Barney' president Bush's dog, would be.