I snatched up the chance to see this eGalley as soon as I saw the availability without even thinking Later, when I loaded up the file and added the details to Goodreads, I realized this is one of the Peter Spier books I actually own I bought the 2014 jacketed hardcover reprint edition of which this paperback is a reprint of as well I love our hardcover copy, but I relish the space saving of which a paperback copy would permit on my stuffed glorious bookshelves The colors are so vibrant and t I snatched up the chance to see this eGalley as soon as I saw the availability without even thinking Later, when I loaded up the file and added the details to Goodreads, I realized this is one of the Peter Spier books I actually own I bought the 2014 jacketed hardcover reprint edition of which this paperback is a reprint of as well I love our hardcover copy, but I relish the space saving of which a paperback copy would permit on my stuffed glorious bookshelves The colors are so vibrant and the story is so telling It is merely a wordless picture book with the simple words of the preamble shared a phrase at a time So many details are provided in the back with details and historical information perfect for the educational application Peter Spier books will never go out of fashion in my mind and I d love to have them all I read a 2020 digital eGalley via Edelweiss I also own a 2014 hardcover Genre Informational Grade level 3rd 5thSomething unique about this book is that is shows a visual representation about the celebration of the U.S constitution and why it is so important to today s society in words for children This is the second appearance of Peter Spier on our list of amazing patriotic books for kids This illustrated version of The Constitution of the United States shows Americans from all walks of life and various times throughout our history.Check out our list of 11 other patriotic picture books at This is the second appearance of Peter Spier on our list of amazing patriotic books for kids This illustrated version of The Constitution of the United States shows Americans from all walks of life and various times throughout our history.Check out our list of 11 other patriotic picture books at I love this guy the author He has a way of presenting a very complicated subject in a concise and understandible way All his books are like that This one is my favorite Great book for introducing a sixth grader to civics , as well as being a humorous reminder to an adult. Thought provoking illustrated version of the U.S Constitution Perfect classroom resource when studying the birth of our country. This book brilliantly illustrates, for kids and adults of all ages, the purpose behind the U.S Constitution and our government This book belongs in every home and classroom in the United States. Peter Spier s book presents the United States Constitution in a format that is particularly attractive to young people Following a historical introduction to the document s inception and historical importance supplemented with an 1787 map of the US , the book presents an illustrated version of the Preamble to the Constitution In Spier s lavishly detailed style, he presents many scenes from Colonial America, juxtaposed against comparable scenes of America in 1987 Through these images the audi Peter Spier s book presents the United States Constitution in a format that is particularly attractive to young people Following a historical introduction to the document s inception and historical importance supplemented with an 1787 map of the US , the book presents an illustrated version of the Preamble to the Constitution In Spier s lavishly detailed style, he presents many scenes from Colonial America, juxtaposed against comparable scenes of America in 1987 Through these images the audience sees changes that have taken place in the intervening centuries clothes washing boards have traded in for washing machines, the pillory changed to an isolated jail cell Men in Colonial dress lined up to cast their ballot have been joined by modern women, and a black and white child can reach across the modern grocery aisle to play with one another The book includes a reproduction of the document s signatures with images of the signatories and the full text of the Constitution, both typed and in its original handwritten format.In this book, the character of the American people to whom the book is dedicated are shown with a heartfelt affection that is madesignificant when you realize that Spier immigrated to the United States in his mid twenties, in 1952 His Dutch roots give him a uniquely perceptive insight into American culture, and they make this patriotic tribute to our nation s founding especially meaningful.This excellent book is unfortunately out of print, but is available in public libraries and on the used book market This is not an easy book for elementary school readers However, it provides a dense, informative overview of the making of the American Constitution Words that could use extra explanation during a class or one on one read aloud include by are not limited to justice, tranquility, defence, welfare, liberty, and prosperity In order for this book to make sense to a young reader, a strong background of the history of the constitution that goes beyond the overview presented in this book is necessar This is not an easy book for elementary school readers However, it provides a dense, informative overview of the making of the American Constitution Words that could use extra explanation during a class or one on one read aloud include by are not limited to justice, tranquility, defence, welfare, liberty, and prosperity In order for this book to make sense to a young reader, a strong background of the history of the constitution that goes beyond the overview presented in this book is necessary for comprehension It would make a good supporting book to a Social Studies or American History class The pictures of the book are worth a second look There is a lot to provide extra conversation This is a great educational book but is not the most engaging or entertaining book to use in the classroom It does however provide a good summary and hits many important points Presented in easy to read language, We The People makes the Constitution fun and approachable for children Spier gives the historical facts behind the writing of the document, while his colorful and realistic illustrations depict scenes of past and present American life A joyful celebration of the people whose leaders created the Constitution Booklist, starred review Full color throughout In true Spier style, the words are minimal but the pictures say so much Ages 5 10 Like my reviews Then you should follow me Because I have hundredsjust like this one With each review, I 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