BACK OF BOOK:
This picture book begins with Thomas Jefferson as a boy at school and home. Children will see Jefferson as a husband and father, as author of the Declaration of Independence, as president of the United States, and as retired farmer.
MY REVIEW: Presidents Day is this week which is a great time to read stories about the great Presidents that have run the United States. Most of my Kindergarten age stories are focused on President Washington or Lincoln. I usually try to find a few books about Presidents that are not as well discussed. I love Meet Thomas Jefferson because I gave a great background about Thomas Jefferson it starts from his birth and goes to the end of his life. It discusses his love of books and how he donated his collection to the Library of Congress. It also discusses important parts of history such as the writing of the Declaration of Independence as well as the Louisiana Purchase. II read a few pages a day to my class. It worked very well as a circle time story. The illustrations are very nice and create an enjoyable story.
Ages 7 and up