Friday, September 28, 2007
Books About the Nation's Capital
There aren't very many good children's books set in Washington, DC, so I thought I'd point these two out for those who live in and around the city. Call Me Madame President by Sue Pyatt, who also happens to be the owner of the local toystore Kinder Haus Toys, is a clever rhyming story about a little girl who dreams about being President of the United States. You Can't Take a Balloon into the National Gallery by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman is a wordless picture book about a big orange balloon that travels all over the city on a tour of monuments and even the White House. Both books feature very detailed illustrations that yield surprises with every new reading. Sabrina really enjoys the books and gets a big kick out of seeing familiar things on the page or coming across something in real life she first discovered in the books.