My Washington, DC

My Washington DC Welcome to My Washington DC Vibrant lush paintings full of elaborate detail bring the capital city to life A young girl and her friend explore all their favorite places in Washington DC from the W

  • Title: My Washington, DC
  • Author: Kathy Jakobsen
  • ISBN: 9780316126120
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Welcome to My Washington, DC Vibrant, lush paintings full of elaborate detail bring the capital city to life A young girl and her friend explore all their favorite places in Washington, DC, from the White House to the Lincoln Memorial They peek inside the National Air and Space Museum, glimpse the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives, and bask in the beaWelcome to My Washington, DC Vibrant, lush paintings full of elaborate detail bring the capital city to life A young girl and her friend explore all their favorite places in Washington, DC, from the White House to the Lincoln Memorial They peek inside the National Air and Space Museum, glimpse the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives, and bask in the beauty of the cherry blossoms surrounding the Tidal Basin.With two giant foldout pages, a map of the city, fun facts, seek and find challenges, and a poster of the Bill of Rights on the underside of this jacket, My Washington, DC is endlessly fun and educational Kathy Jakobsen s lavish paintings invite readers to return again and again to this dazzling tribute to America s capital

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    1. MY WASHINGTON DC by Kathy Jakobsen is a visually rich picture book exploring the key features of this important US city.The story follows Becky and her friend Martin as they explore the many interesting sights of this capitol city. The detailed illustrations and informational text bring the locations alive for children. Of particular note is the illustrator’s use of the book’s borders to embed interesting artifacts and visual information. The book concludes with a reader’s challenge that a [...]

    2. Kathy Jakobsen introduces young readers to a city that's close to her heart, Washington, DC with a little girl, Becky, and her best friend, Martin, who are touring the city. They go to see all of the sites from the Capital, National Air and Space Musuem, the White House, and memorials around the city. In each location the child narrators briefly describe the sites while pointing out the interesting facts. Yes this book is informative but the best part are Jakobsen's oil and ink illustrations. Th [...]

    3. Kathy Jakobsen walks you through many of the sites in and around Washington DC. Detailed illustrations provide visuals to interesting facts about the capitol, white house, monuments and history behind all things Washington DC. A great resource for younger students prior to a visit to our nation's capital.

    4. The highlight reel for a kid's trip to Washington, DC. Having just been there myself, I know that these painstakingly detailed illustrations are very accurate. I still learned a few things, having seen each of these monuments myself.

    5. A boy and girl travel by train to DC and make their way around the nation's capitol. Folk artist Jakobsen's mostly double-page (+one fascinating gatefold) invite lingering even without the challenge of finding the number of stars and eagles hidden in each painting.

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