Publisher: Regnery Publishing Inc. (September 2012)
Source:Publisher via TLC Book Tours
Formats Available: Hardcover
Format Read: Hardcover
Age Range: 5-8 years
Synopsis from Publisher: Woodrow G. Washingtail is back and ready to get to work as Commander-in-Cheese of the United Mice of America! A follow-up to Woodrow for President, Woodrow, the White House Mouse teaches children about the presidency, as well as the art, architecture and history of the White House. Written and illustrated by the bestselling and award-winning duo, Peter and Cheryl Barnes, Woodrow, the White House Mouse delights and amuses children as they learn about everything from inauguration day and the president’s duties to the Easter egg roll and the East Wing.
My thoughts: We had a fun time reading this book, but it is a rare moment when we don’t have a fun time reading in this household. The great thing about books is that they help to explain complicated things through pictures and stories that the child can relate to. This is exactly what we used Woodrow The White House Mouse for.
My older monkey is very observant and understands things far beyond his four and a half years. He’s noticed the yard signs and he’s heard the adults around him talking about politics. This book arrived on our doorstep at the perfect time. Woodrow explains to us what life in the White House is like. He tells us about the parties and the decor and a bit about what the president does.
One of the things I enjoyed about the book is the fact that the illustrator has hidden the Presidential Seal in each of the illustrations. I’m still working on finding a few of them.
This book served as a springboard for discussion about the presidency, the election, and the US government. This is pretty heavy stuff for a child to understand. Woodrow makes it a little bit easier and a little fun.
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