WOODROW THE WHITE HOUSE MOUSE
by Peter W. Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes
Little Patriot Press, 2012
Reviewed from copy received for blog tour.
All opinions expressed are solely my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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. Perfect for kids 5-8 years old, children will be educated
and entertained as President Washingtail and his family work and play
in the greatest mouse house of all.
This book provides a cute way to help children understand the role and responsibilities of the President of the United States. Through the eyes of a mouse president readers get a glimpse of the White House and some of the different rooms and what sort of things take place in each room, for example, the Oval Office is where the president signs bills into laws and conducts most business related to his position. Nicely informative with detailed illustrations based on the real furniture, traditions, and clothing used by current and past presidents. The extended explanations at the back of the book are great for teachers, parents, or children to refer to for more information. The illustrations are perfect for looking at closer with plenty of detail and the Presidential seal hidden in each picture. With the amount of detail, this book would work best as a lap read rather than a group read-a-loud. I recommend this for teachers and/or parents who are looking for a way to help their children understand more about the job of President of the United States.