Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Flashback Tuesday: Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books by Kay Winter illus by Nancy Carpenter

In honor of Abraham Lincoln's birthday I thought I would share a recent favorite of mine.   Lincoln has been in the news lately because of the wonderful new film in theaters called "Lincoln".    

Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books by Kay Winters and illustrated by Nancy Carpenter is a great introduction of this great President to children.   I love this book because it tells the story of a little boy who learned to love reading.   It points out that his mother instilled in him the importance of reading.  In very simple prose Kay Winters explains how even after his mother's death he still yearned to learn.  I love how she explains how thrilled he was because when his step mother came into the family she brought books.   He loved books and would borrow them whenever he could. Always going out of his way to bring bring them back, which is every librarians dream.    I loved the illustrations too.  They are simple and engaging.  This makes a great read aloud for President's Day and beyond.   

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