“Have You Heard About Lady Bird? Poems About our First Ladies” By Marilyn Singer
“The First Lady is, and always has been, an unpaid public servant elected by one person- her husband.” ~Lady Bird Johnson
Marilyn Singer details the lives of our nation’s First Ladies and their significant contributions to American history in an interesting and thought-provoking fashion; poetry! From Martha to Melania, she accounts for them all.
My five-year-old daughter and I sat down to read this book together and she was done before I could start reading about Abigail Adams (Second First Lady). I, however, could not wait to read on.
Sure, we have learned a thing or two about some of the First Ladies in our grade-school years, but reading this book took me down a rabbit-hole of excited inquiry about each of them!
I loved that the poems were quick and to-the-point. What is even better though, is that there is a section at the back of the book that offers a full paragraph of extended information about each woman.
Nancy Carpenter’s illustrations were a great compliment to the writing, too. The pictures really helped to set the tone of each poem. While my daughter was a bit young for this book, I highly recommend it for kids slightly older.
Editors Note: You may wonder why we elected to post this review, it has nothing directly to do with the Disney parks or films. It is a Children’s History book by Disney Publishing that we thought was interesting so wanted to share it.