We the Kids by David Catrow

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We the People . . . in order to form a more perfect Union . . . do ordain and establish this Constitution . . .

You probably read it, or had to memorize it-but did you really know what the Preamble meant? And did it ever make you laugh? Well, now it will!

This upbeat and offbeat look at the Preamble to our Constitution brings kids into its ideas and ideals, showing them the role it plays in their present-day lives and futures. Perfect for inspiring discussion in classrooms and around kitchen tables, this original and thought-provoking book offers a distinctive expression of America's most celebrated principles-for citizens of all ages.

Includes a glossary of terms and a foreword by the artist.
 

About David Catrow

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.David Catrow is an editorial cartoonist and the illustrator of more than 70 books for children, including two that were named New York Times Best Books of the Year. He lives in Ohio with his wife and their three dogs. His website is www.catrow.com.
 
Published January 1, 2002 by Scholastic. 24 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Following a casual glossary (e.g., "insure domestic tranquility" means "To make sure that we can all have a nice life and get along with one another"), he takes fresh liberties—he uses the Preamble as text for spry, loopy cartoons chronicling three eccentric-looking kids and a spirited pooch on a...

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