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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Yankee Doodle

Yankee Doodle by Steven Kellogg


Yankee Doodle went to town,
Riding on a pony
Stuck a feather in his cap,
and called it macaroni.
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
Yankee Doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
and with the girls be handy.



This picture book to the lyrics of the song Yankee Doodle is a great book to read to celebrate Independence Day. Not only can you have fun singing this familiar tune, but you can read the history at the end about the Revolutionary War.


Another good Independence Day book is This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie, Paintings by Kathy Jakobsen. It too is a picture book to the lyrics of the song. It's a perfect conversation starter with it's beautiful painted pictures of lands across America and pictures of migrant farm workers, Dust Bowl refugees, city skylines, and much more.

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