Oh Say Can You See

Oh Say Can You See

By Sheila Keenan; Ann Boyajian (Illustrator)

Scholastic Nonfiction, Hardcover, 9780439424509, 64pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2004

Description

This picture book celebrates and explains America's symbols, landmarks, and important words in lively brief text and bright, humorous illustrations.

There are stars-and-stripes T-shirts. There are Statue of Liberty pencil sharpeners. There's an eagle on our money and Uncle Sam Halloween costumes. Symbols are everywhere...but where do they come from? What do they mean? How does something become a symbol?
This celebration of twenty of America's important places, interesting objects, and inspiring words is for the youngest Americans. Each symbol is decribed on a two-page spread that is decorated with fun, bright pastels. Plymouth Rock, the White House, Ellis Island, Mount Rushmore, the flag, the eagle, Uncle Sam, the national anthem, and