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“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.”
Summary: Abraham Lincoln loved his tall black hat. Do you know why? He kept very important papers in it. This story talks about why he did that along with the story of how he became President. This is an easy-reader story that offers some historical trivia for kids learning to read.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 6 to 9
Interest Level: 5 to 8
Age of Child: Read by a 5-year-old girl.
Young Reader Reaction: My daughter is interested in Abraham Lincoln, and she enjoyed reading about his life. She liked how he hid papers in his hat to stay organized. She laughed when he lost some of his papers and really seemed to enjoy the story. We read it several times.
Adult Reader Reaction: Yes I liked the story. I had heard he put things in his hat but had not heard the story behind it all.
Pros: This is an easy reader with fun historical book about a president. There are interesting facts you will enjoy reading about.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. The story is fun and kids will enjoy it, but once you know the answer and progress in your reading, it will lose its appeal.