Author: Jean Fritz
Illustrations by Paul Galdone
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group; Paperback
Period: Revolutionary War; Non-fiction
George Washington Allen wants to know all the important things about his namesake. He already knew the names of Washington's dogs and what size of shoes he wore, but he didn't know what George Washington ate for breakfast. He got his grandmother to promise she'd cook George Washington's breakfast if he found out what it was, and he was going to find out no matter what. This book is filled with fun facts about our first President and is a great way to help introduce children to methods of research.
Jean Fritz wrote many fascinating and well-researched books for children on history. Here are some of her most popular books on American history, that you will want to be sure and read:
American history picture books (for ages 9-12):
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?; Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?; George Washington's Breakfast; Shh, We're Writing the Constitution; What's the Big Idea Ben Franklin?; Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?; Where was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?; Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?; Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?; and Will You Sign Here, John Hancock.
Unforgettable Americans (for Young Adults):
Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt; Great Little Madison, Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers, Make Way for Sam Houston, and Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold
Other Titles: The Cabin Faced West, The Double Life of Pocahontas, Early Thunder, George Washington's Mother (beginning reader), and Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln (beginning reader).