Product: Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers
Category: Abe Lincoln
Books for Kids - President's Day
Age: toddler, preschool, kindergarten, elementary
Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers by Karen B. Winnick (Illustrator)
Grace writes to President Lincoln to suggest that he grow a beard. To her surprise, Lincoln visits her when he train stops in her hometown on his way to his inauguration. Lincoln, a compassionate man, takes the young girl's advice and grows a beard. The true story is presented simply, however copies of the authentic letters can be found at the end of the book. The speech and grammar contained in the letters represent the time period. The book shares the lesson with children that even they can influence important people.