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My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.C.

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ISBN13: 9780439650779
ISBN10: 0439650771
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There's an old saying: "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." A few years ago, Senator Ted Kennedy decided to do just that. Now his beloved Portuguese Water Dog Champion Amigo's Seventh Wave (nicknamed Splash) is the most famous canine on Capitol Hill. Here we follow Senator Kennedy and Splash through a busy day in D.C., from press conferences to meetings with school groups to committee discussions to a floor vote. The result is an exciting, behind-the-scenes look at the life of one of the most energetic figures in American politics — and, of course, his equally famous owner.

Review:

"With its multicultural cast, nonpartisan viewpoint, and protagonist brimming with personality, this look inside the Beltway is a first choice for classrooms, tourists, and animal lovers everywhere." School Library Journal

Review:

"Capped by a precis of the legislative process, this book is a natural companion for Judith St. George's So You Want to Be President." Booklist

Synopsis:

In warm, witty illustrations, Caldecott-winning artist David Small takes readers through a day in the life of Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and Splash, his beloved Portuguese Water Dog. Full color.

About the Author

Edward M. Kennedy represented Massachusetts in the United States Senate for forty-seven years. He took a special interest in matters that involved education and health care for children.

David Small won the 2001 Caldecott Medal for So You Want to Be President by Judith St. George. His many books include The Gardener, The Friend, George Washingtons Cows, Imogenes Antlers and Hoovers Bride. He is also the illustrator for Russell Hobans The Mouse and His Child. His most recent title is My Senator and Me: A Dogs Eye View of Washington D.C, written by Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

After receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale, David Small taught drawing and printmaking on the university level for 14 years. He lost his job in the 1980s due to cutbacks. This brought both a crisis and a commitment to begin working on combining his love of art and writing. Submitted to more than 20 publishers, his first book Eulalie and the Hopping Head was eventually published in 1982.

Small works with watercolor, pen and ink, and pastel. His later works have a much softer look, but they continue to include his trademark attention to small details that beg to be poured over again and again. Growing as an artist is important to Small. He feels he has not yet done his best work, and enjoys challenging himself with new ideas, styles and media.

Small lives in Mendon, Michigan, with his wife, the writer Sarah Stewart.

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Ian King, April 1, 2009 (view all comments by Ian King)
This book is one of my nine-year-old daughter's favorites for bedtime stories. As a citizen-advocate who lobbies in Washington, I think this book captures the spirit of our nation's Capitol at its best, and presents it effectively for young minds. It has certainly given my child a better idea of "what Daddy's doing" when I go to meet with legislators. Buy this book for your library, and help your child understand what all the "shouting" is about in modern politics.

Regardless of how one might feel about Senator Kennedy's politics, it cannot be denied that he has been an iconic figure for many years. Who better to lead us through a typical day with this historic personage than the "man's best friend"?
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capedicol2, February 25, 2009 (view all comments by capedicol2)
A terrific read by an inspirational patriot.

Splash and his senator give us a delightful tour of our Washington and the daily work that guides our lawmaking. A valuable lesson for all through the eyes and ears of man's best friend. Oh the places that children will go with knowledgable stepping stones. And Senator Kennedy tells a good story for all to lead us down that path.

Dianne Collatos
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439650779
Author:
Edward Kennedy and David Small
Publisher:
Scholastic
Illustrator:
Small, David
Author:
Kennedy, Edward
Author:
Kennedy, Edward M.
Author:
Small, David
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Animals - Pets
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Ethnic - Other
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 56 pages Scholastic - English 9780439650779 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With its multicultural cast, nonpartisan viewpoint, and protagonist brimming with personality, this look inside the Beltway is a first choice for classrooms, tourists, and animal lovers everywhere."
"Review" by , "Capped by a precis of the legislative process, this book is a natural companion for Judith St. George's So You Want to Be President."
"Synopsis" by , In warm, witty illustrations, Caldecott-winning artist David Small takes readers through a day in the life of Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and Splash, his beloved Portuguese Water Dog. Full color.
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