Yankee Doodle

Summary:

This is the story of the American Revolution using mice, rabbits, and other woodland creatures as Minutemen, Redcoats, and Hessians.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

First Graders won't get anything out of the history, but may find the mice cute. Good artwork and cute fuzzy mice make the Revolution a lot less bloody--the fight scenes are done with corks from popguns, for instance.

Content Awareness Factors:

None, really. This is a very good primer to the Revolution for elementary age kids.


Little Kid Reaction

He enjoys the story, asks questions about events it describes, and relates the book to what has been learned about George Washington in school.

Big Kid Reaction

The book does a VERY good job of giving the basic story in the classic rhyme/tune of Yankee Doodle, with paragraphs around the page that elaborate on what happened.

Type of Book:
It is a lyrical story, with poems set to that famous tune.
Educational Themes:

This is an easy-to-absorb presentation of US history and the American Revolution

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
started reading at 6 years old
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy two. One for you and one for your friends. They will love you.

Title Yankee Doodle
About
Author Gary Chalk
Publisher DK Books for Children © 1993
Illustrators Gary Chalk
ISBN 1564582027
Material Hard Cover
Cost $14.95
Genres Music, History
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