Explore the capital of the United States with this scrapbook guide to Washington D.C. Keychains, patches, pictures, tickets, maps, brochures, bumper stickers and other scrapbook-able memorabilia is "included" in this wonderfully unique book. Learn all about the various institutions and buildings in and around the city through the author's fascinating sidenotes that accompany each aspect of the included souvenirs. 32 pages, ages 4-8.
You won‘t need a permission slip for this trip to our nation's capitol. Join Danny and his friends on their class field trip and find out many fascinating facts about Washington D.C. and its history.
Washington, D.C: A Scrapbook introduces readers of all ages to our exciting capitol city and all that it has to offer. History, culture, fun. . . . You arrive by Amtrak train at Union Station, see the U.S. Capitol, the White House, and the Lincoln Monument. Go to the National Zoo where you can watch Hsing Hsing, the panda, play. Ride the Metro all over the city. This book is the perfect travel companion for kids visiting the city for the first time, or for those who would like to. Instructions and tips for making your own scrapbook are provided in addition to a birds-eye map of the Mall, a timeline of Washington D.C. history, and a travel guide to important sites to see.
With illustrations by Iris Van Rynbach, photos, Danny's journal entries, and oodles of mementos, this won't be a trip you will soon forget. Washington D.C.'s beautiful architecture, pristine parks and monuments, and rich history are finely detailed and fun to discover.
Laura Lee Benson has been writing about the world around her for as long as she can remember. She grew up in a home filled with pets and wrote stories and poems about nature and the animals that she loved. She earned her B.A. in psychology and is certified in early childhood education.
Laura first became interested in writing for children when she sought to combine her love for children with her love for literature. Her first book, THIS IS OUR EARTH, reflects her concerns about the environment. She is an advocate for environmental issues and believes that it is important for today's children to take an interest in the future of tomorrow's world.
Laura is a member of several environmental and animal welfare organizations. Her interests include writing, reading, and working with children.
She currently lives in Maryland.