Why do we celebrate the 4th of July? Why was the Declaration of Independence written – and who wrote it? Why was there a war of independence from England?
These are just some questions kids can get the answers to when they read Liberty Lee’s Tail of Independence by the husband-and-wife team Peter W. Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes. Told from the point-of-view of a mouse named Liberty Lee, young readers learn about the events leading up to the Revolutionary War, such as the Stamp Act and the Boston Tea Party, and what the war for independence from England was all about. Told with words easy for young readers to understand, in a poem form, the historical tale of how America became a free country will help children appreciate why we celebrate such an occasion every July 4th. As a bonus, kids can look for a picture of an eagle that is found in every illustration. But this is not just a book for kids; anybody who loves to read about history and would like a refresher on the Declaration of Independence would probably enjoy this book, too. It is especially helpful at the end of the story, where historical events related to the fight for independence are highlighted and explained.
Liberty Lee’s Tail of Independence is a great book to help children understand an important part of our nation’s history. Readers young and old can enjoy this book as a valuable teaching method as well as an interesting take on this chapter in history.
Liberty Lee’s Tail of Independence by Peter and Cheryl Barnes, stars a very patriotic mouse named Liberty Lee who tells the “tail” of America’s birth. While most mice were running around in the pursuit of cheese, Liberty Lee helped our Founding Father’s create America. Liberty Lee recounts the events that formed our nation from the pilgrims’ trip across the ocean to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.