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We the Kids by David Catrow
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We the Kids (original 2002; edition 2002)

by David Catrow, David Catrow (Illustrator)

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Title:We the Kids
Authors:David Catrow
Other authors:David Catrow (Illustrator)
Info:Dial (2002), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 32 pages
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We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States by David Catrow (2002)

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Although this book is very colorful and pleasing to the eyes of young students, it may not be understood as many of the words belong from a higher level of vocabulary.This includes words such as domestic tranquility, common defense and general warfare. The pictures and the number of words suggest that it is a book for younger age groups however the words do not go parallel with it. ( )
  noorkazmi | Apr 17, 2019 |
I think that this book handled a complex topic in a kid-friendly manner. I really liked how the children were able to dive deep into the preamble, and to explore what it means to them. Everything was explained in simple terms, and I thought that the whole message of patriotism was enduring. ( )
  mem1310 | Apr 13, 2019 |
I love that this book explains the Preamble to the Constitution in such a fun way. It is a great book to use to begin introducing the Constitution to students and has great illustrations to keep them interested. I also like that it is informational, but does not overwhelm. ( )
  Jourdan_Smith | Jul 19, 2018 |
This is the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States. There are some slightly abstract concepts. They are made less so by the addition of a phrase dictionary at the beginning explaining the concepts so the story reader can then understand and explain as necessary and as he book progresses. There was great use of imagery and children being the leaders of their own story (illustrations) in the telling of the Preamble
Remember to follow the dog in the story.
Ages: 5-8 years
Source: Purchased ( )
  WAwobbuffet | Feb 28, 2018 |
A cute way to teach the Preamble to young children
Ages 3-9
Source Pierce County Library ( )
  mrsdejab | Feb 28, 2018 |
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Sooner or later, just about every American kid is required to memorize the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States. And until now, it was one of the more boring, meaningless assignments. But artist and political cartoonist David Catrow (Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon) has changed all that with his witty, clear-as-a-Liberty-Bell picture book. For him, the Constitution is "a kind of how-to book, showing us ways to have happiness, safety, and comfort." With laugh-out-loud cartoony illustrations, and the actual words of the Preamble as the only text, Catrow depicts a camping trip taken by a diverse, bumbling group of friends, demonstrating the rights and responsibilities the Constitution places on all Americans, young and old. In one especially winning picture, the kids' long-nosed, long-eared pooch provides "for the common defense," keeping lackadaisical guard over the camp as the three human friends yuk it up in silhouette inside the tent. Readers will never yawn at mention of the Constitution again! (Ages 8 to 12) --Emilie Coulter

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