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All You Need Is a Pencil: The Totally Hilarious All About America Activity Book    by Joe Rhatigan & Anthony Owsley order for
All You Need Is a Pencil
by Joe Rhatigan
Order:  USA  Can
Charlesbridge, 2016 (2016)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

You'll discover games, doodling activities, puzzles, and many more activities in this engaging book that offers high interest material that will not only keep your son or daughter busy but also teach him or her a lot about American history.

All that is needed is a simple pencil, plus some colored pencils, and your child will be ready to create a hat for Abraham Lincoln, a new flag for the U.S., or a face for the Statue of Liberty.

Along with the numerous hands on activities, the author supplies interesting facts about the country. For example, your youngster will learn the role John Marshall played in starting the California gold rush and when the first game of football was played in the United States (Rutgers vs. Princeton in 1869).

Given the book's content, it would be most appropriate to use it with a youngster who has some knowledge of American history. Probably a student in the fifth grade or higher would get the most from these activities.

Teachers and parents home schooling their children will find this a very useful resource and learning tool. (Actually some of these activities would be fun to use with high school students or even adults too!)

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