Monday, February 20, 2012
Looking at Lincoln
Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman is my pick for President's Day. It's also my February review for the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge 2012.
This beginning biography hits all the major events in Lincoln's life in a general overview perfect for those encountering his legacy for the first time. However, each page is also littered with little extras about his life; the kinds of things few consider important about the man, but that will really bring him to life for curious kids. Kalman's colorful illustrations really pop off the page. This is the type of book that can suck you in from across the room with its cover alone. This is a great introduction to the great presidents for little readers, but even the more experienced among us will learn something.
Looking at Lincoln is published by Nancy Paulsen Books and retails for $17.99 (hardcover). I received my folded and gathered copy from the publisher (although this review was not solicited or otherwise compensated). You can get yours from Left Bank Books today!