Saturday, March 30, 2013

George Washington's Breakfast

Written by: Jean Fritz (Paul Galdone Drew the Pictures)

First line: George W. Allen was proud of two things.

Why you should read this book: Young George is an expert on his hero, George Washington, but there is one question he cannot answer: What did George Washington eat for breakfast? His grandmother promises to cook the dish for him if he can discover what it is, but George's research, while exhaustive, yields no useful data. A fit of pique and serendipitous discovery of an old source finally leads to George's elucidation as well as his grandmother keeping her promise.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You feel like kids should accept what they're told and not try to learn more than you.

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