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Annotation:Celebrated author Lee Bennett Hopkins & award-winning illustrator Tomie de Paola have teamed up to celebrate the birth of our country with a bang! Words & pictures invite young readers to join the fun of picnics & fireworks as imagined by poets such as Aileen Fisher, Carl Sandburg, & Lucille Clifton.
Annotation:"Statistics and facts about the Declaration of Independence.
Updated text presented in a lively, continuous narrative- 'Words to Know' glossary clarifies subject-specific vocabulary. 'Learn More' section encourages independent study. Index makes navigating subject matter easy."
Annotation:It's the most patriotic of all holidays-Independence Day! The Holiday Mice take part in all the activities that make the Fourth of July fun: a parade, a picnic, a baseball game and sack race, and a refreshing dip in the stream. Even Mr. Mouse, the littlest mouse's special toy, joins in the festivities. The best part of all comes at the end of the day: a spectacular fireworks show!
Annotation:Demonstrates how the concepts and principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence were drawn from the experiences of living in America in the late eighteenth century, with emphasis given to how children lived on a New England farm, a Southern plantation, and the frontier.
Annotation:What is Independence Day? -- Ruled by Great Britain -- Declaration of Independence -- Early celebrations -- Making speeches -- Decorations -- The American flag -- Picnics -- Parades -- Songs and music -- Baseball -- Fireworks -- Take a trip!
Annotation:Kindly Farmer Puckett has always hauled a wagonload of fireworks to the town's Independence Day Social. His no-nonsense wife has always worn her holiday hat. But the year the farmer acquires a humongous new mule to do the hauling, all traditions are out the window. "
Annotation:"It's the Fourth of July, and Joe and his mother have come to watch the big parade. They join the crowd that lines the street. People are talking and laughing and joking. But 'where is Uncle Louie?' Joe wonders."
Annotation:Provides instructions for creating a variety of crafts with patriotic themes, including a firecracker lapel pin, flag mosaic, American eagle magnet, fireworks trinket box, Liberty Bell favors, and more.
Annotation:Original verses to "Yankee Doodle" depict such events from the American Revolution as the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere's ride, and the battle of Saratoga. Includes the traditional version of the song.
Suggested for ages 4 - 8