Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Senator and Me - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy

A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D. C.
Illustrated by David Small
Scholastic Press, 2006
56 pages
Rating: 5
Endpapers: Red (but of sort of washed-out red)

Written from the point-of-view of Sen. Kennedy's Portugese water dog, Splash, who accompanies the senator to and from his office and meetings in Washington D. C. We see places in D. C. and learn about the government. We accompany them around the capitol and watch a bill being formed and passed.

This makes the people who run our country in Washington REAL. It's really well-written with warmth, intelligence and humor.

David Small does a wonderful job illustrating - his depiction of Sen. Kennedy is right-on.

What a great way to learn about our nation's capitol and the work of our elected officials there!

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