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Introduce young children to the founding of American through the rhyming prose of "Liberty Lee" mouse. Introducing the Pilgrims, Intolerable Acts, taxation without re presentation, King George, the American Revolution, and the Declaration of Independence in a way that kids will understand, Liberty Lee's Tail of Independence includes teaching tools to help parents educate their little ones about the key people, battles, and concepts that take center stage in our nation's founding. Ages 5-8. 36 pages, hardcover.
Liberty Lee is a patriotic mouse who has led an extraordinary life. Rather than spending his time running around and eating cheese, he helped our Founding Fathers create America. And now he’s telling his tail” in Liberty Lee’s Tail of Independence. Written and illustrated by bestselling authors Peter and Cheryl Barnes, Liberty Lee’s Tail of Independence follows Liberty Lee as he participates in the pivotal moments of America’s birth. From reminiscing about his mous-cestors settling Jamestown to participating in the Boston Tea Party to helping his friend Thomas Jefferson draft the Declaration of Independence, Liberty Lee delights and educates children as he teaches them about the Pilgrims, King George, the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers! In addition to entertaining children, Liberty Lee’s Tail of Independence also includes teaching tools throughout the book to help parents and teachers educate their little ones about the key people, battles, and concepts that take center stage in our nation’s founding. Featuring a summary of the Declaration of Independence in rhyming verse and a find the eagle” activity throughout the book, Liberty Lee’s Tail of Independence will fascinate and enlighten any child from 5 to 8 years old.
Peter and Cheryl Barnes are the author/illustrator team behind many books featuring animal characters that teach children about history and government, including the bestselling House Mouse, Senate Mouse, which teaches how Congress makes our laws, and Woodrow, the White House Mouse, about the White House and the job of the president. Peter is a journalist and broadcaster who reports on public policy issues in Washington, D.C. Cheryl is an illustrator with a background in architecture. They live in Alexandria, Virginia, have two grown daughters, and are very proud grandparents of Tristan James Joyce.