We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

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Penguin, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Brush up on the Preamble to the Constitution with this patriotic picture book--and have a couple of good laughs while you're at it!

A long time ago some smart guys wrote the Preamble to the Constitution. You have probably read it before, but do you know what it means? And did it ever make you laugh? Now it will! Perfect for inspiring discussion in classrooms and around kitchen tables, this fun-filled and cheerfully illustrated look at the Preamble provides an accessible introduction to America's founding ideals for citizens of all ages.

Includes a glossary of terms and a foreword by the artist.

"This zany, patriotic paean offers kids lighthearted but meaningful incentive to reflect further on the relevance of those 'big words' and 'big ideas.'"--Publishers Weekly

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This explanation og the preamble of the U.S. Constitution is really well done, and though the illustrations are a bit abstract it does the job of turning the preamble into something that actually ... Read full review

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User Review  - odonnell - LibraryThing

"We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States" by David Catrow fills a niche in the elementary school classroom. Most reading materials about the Constitution are often ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

David Catrow (catrow.com) is the illustrator of many picture books including Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon and its sequel Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon, written by Patty Lovell; I Wanna Iguana and its two companion books I Wanna New Room and I Wanna Go Home, written by Karen Kaufman Orloff; Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel; The Middle Child Blues by Kristyn Crow; and We the Kids: the Preamble to the Constitution. David has twice been honored with The New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year Award. He lives in Ohio with his wife, Deborah.

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