Great book and easy for kids to understand Read this for our last week of CC3 wk 24.Read this book again this year.election year.teaching the kidsabout government and elections this yearkrb 7 28 16 As an adult I learned a lot from this. A historical picture book, A More Perfect Union The Story of Our Constitution by Betsy Maestro, illustrated by Giulio Maestro An incredible way to introduce or provide another perspective on the writing of the United States Constitution What I really enjoyed in this story, are the little details that were included within the story, things we do not think about For example it took delegates up to three weeks to arrive to Philadelphia due to poor weather and traveling by horseback, carriage, A historical picture book, A More Perfect Union The Story of Our Constitution by Betsy Maestro, illustrated by Giulio Maestro An incredible way to introduce or provide another perspective on the writing of the United States Constitution What I really enjoyed in this story, are the little details that were included within the story, things we do not think about For example it took delegates up to three weeks to arrive to Philadelphia due to poor weather and traveling by horseback, carriage, or ship all of the arguing the delegates participated in, as they did not agree on plans many stayed in the area for many months, not seeing their friends and family and huge celebrations that took place in big cities when the Constitution became law, ratified by all 13 states At the end of the story, Maestro provides additional information about the Constitution Preamble, Summary of the Articles of the Constitution, Signers of the Constitution, Table of Dates 1774 1791, Notes on the Connecticut Compromise, Interesting Facts about the Convention and the Delegates, Order and Dates of Ratification of the Constitution, and Summary of the Amendments to the Constitution This additional information makes this book a useful reference for students to turn to when studying about the Constitution and can provide valuable information for a written or oral report A thorough NF picture book recounting the Constitutional Convention Text and pictures are not necessarily enthralling, but they are easy to understand and cover all the details without being too long I think it would have been nice to have a page or two about how the constitution was ratified. In 1787 people in our country could see that the government wasn t working very well Delegates gathered in Philadelphia to try to fix the government and ended up creating the Constitution and the government we now have This book conscientiously walks us through a top level view of what happened that summer in Philadelphia Many of the delegates were late to the convention The book spends a total of four pages, two two page spreads, on the late start Is it so important George Washington was In 1787 people in our country could see that the government wasn t working very well Delegates gathered in Philadelphia to try to fix the government and ended up creating the Constitution and the government we now have This book conscientiously walks us through a top level view of what happened that summer in Philadelphia Many of the delegates were late to the convention The book spends a total of four pages, two two page spreads, on the late start Is it so important George Washington was chosen as the leader of the convention James Madison, according to the book, offered to write down everything that happened The rest of the story continues on in the same rather uninteresting way The book recites the very basic facts of the summer of 1787 and the beginning job of putting the Constitution to work, such as electing a president If a child needs an introduction to the writing of the Constitution, this would serve except that it s dull There s no clash of personalities Only the broadest clash of ideas is presented in the argument made by small states about how they are represented in Congress The book doesn t even mention how the argument was resolved.The illustrations don t add to or subtract from the book They are simply present And basically, the book has the same relationship to the events of the summer of 1787 It doesn t try to make the event s exciting, nor does it try to make them dull, it is simply present.The last few pages contain Additional Information about the Constitution These arevaluable than the book itself There s a summary of the Articles of the Constitution, and a summary of the Amendments to the Constitution Plus Notes on the Connecticut Compromise and Interesting Facts about the Convention and the Delegates These few pages make the book a great reference in a classroom learning about the Constitution Easy to understand read on how the US constitution was formed Interesting little details and facts added in. 2nd 4th Grade Read Aloud Independent Reading The illustrations in this story are very colorful and detailed, often taking up the majority of the page most of the pictures have rounded edges, with no defined frame, almost giving the illusion that part of the scene is omitted, I find this interesting considering all of the controversy concerning the origin of our country, which would obviously be omitted from a children s book The story of the birth of America s constitution is very long and 2nd 4th Grade Read Aloud Independent Reading The illustrations in this story are very colorful and detailed, often taking up the majority of the page most of the pictures have rounded edges, with no defined frame, almost giving the illusion that part of the scene is omitted, I find this interesting considering all of the controversy concerning the origin of our country, which would obviously be omitted from a children s book The story of the birth of America s constitution is very long and detailed, many details I feel, although important, could probably have been absent from this children s book The sentence structure and easy language is ideal for the age of the audience intended for this book, Maestro very eloquently simplifies a subject that is sometimes complex for even a mature audience to grasp I feel that this top should be appealing for most children, as this event from our distant history influences the way we live today and the way they and their children will continue to live for years to come This piece of literature would be good to use in a classroom when discussing the constitution, as it is simply stated and easy to understand Social Sciences Social Emotional LearningLesson Plan Idea Have the students work in groups creating a classroom constitution and present their ideas to the class Discuss if their rules would be beneficial to the classroom structure for years to come, why or why not A More Perfect Union The Story of Our Constitution by Betsy Maestro is an informative book about how our country came to be The illustrations are done in ink and pen to illustrate a story of how the constitution was made and ratified It does a good job at teaching young students a major part of our history while being inviting to young readers with warm illustrations and pictures The book even includes dates and specific events to give eveninformation to the reader This book encoura A More Perfect Union The Story of Our Constitution by Betsy Maestro is an informative book about how our country came to be The illustrations are done in ink and pen to illustrate a story of how the constitution was made and ratified It does a good job at teaching young students a major part of our history while being inviting to young readers with warm illustrations and pictures The book even includes dates and specific events to give eveninformation to the reader This book encourages young readers to learnabout the country that they live in With accurate historical information, this easy to understand book tells why and how the Constitution of the United States was created A More Perfect Union includes a map and back matter with a table of dates and a summary of the Articles of the Constitution A simple, attractive, informative book about a milestone in American history The simplest and most accessible history of the Constitution to date School Library JournalSupports the Common Core State Standards