A good friend of mine illustrated the book Founders’ Fables (his sister wrote it). With easy to follow stories and catchy pictures, it teaches important principles held dear by the Founding Fathers and explains the concept and importance of limited government.
I bought a copy and was very impressed.
It is only $10 and would make a great gift for any child. It would be great to have in public schools and I especially encourage home schoolers to get it.
From the web site:
What do Joe the Monkey, Benjamin Franklin, Holly the Hippo,
and Thomas Jefferson have in common?
They have all come together in this book to help explain our most treasured American values, based on the principles of our Founding Fathers and the concept of limited government. Through the use of funny and memorable characters, ten simple fables address these American values, often believed too complicated for kids to comprehend. Stories are introduced with a supporting quote from one of our nation’s founding fathers. Each fable is followed by age-appropriate questions and a short art activity to inspire your child to an even deeper understanding. Fun and colorful illustrations accompany each fable, written to appeal to children five years old and up. Through familiar quotations and a short biography, children will also become familiar with famous historical figures who played significant roles in the birth and early development of the United States.
Families concerned with maintaining our country’s conservative roots will want to commit these stories to heart, relating current events to the fables they will come to know and love.
Issues addressed in Founders’ Fables include:
- National Debt and Future Generations
- Private Enterprise and Government Intervention
- Eminent Domain
- Outsourcing of American Businesses
- Self-Reliance and Welfare
- Government Intervention in Private Lives
- Fairness Doctrine and Free Speech
- Independence and Self-Reliance
Each fable is written in rhyme to encourage recall of the stories, and to appeal to a young child’s sense of rhythm and fun. Parents and teachers will agree that children have a fascination with rhyming stories and love to shout out the final rhyming word of each stanza. Many of us still remember every word of the rhyming books from our own childhood, and now share them with our own children…repeating them from memory and sharing in the love of those easily-recalled children’s stories. We hope Founders’ Fables will become a treasured part of your family’s library and tradition as well.
It’s never too early to instill a love and passion for the ideals of our Founding Fathers.
Prepare our future generation.
Help preserve our heritage.