'Looking at Lincoln' by Maira Kalman
Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 2:40pm
Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was over seven feet tall when he wore his famous hat? Did you know he decided to become a lawyer after being kicked in the head by a horse?
Maira Kalman’s picture book biography, Looking at Lincoln, reads in the way a young reader’s mind wanders; uniformly printed facts are accompanied by handwritten musing of Abraham Lincoln’s life:
- Did he and his wife have nicknames for each other?
- What should he get his son for his birthday?
Kalman’s vibrant paintings leap off the page, giving color and life to a man we have come to recognize from austere, grey photographs. Kids who haven't read this book will want to, and the ones who have will want to read it again.
A wonderful supplement to any Lincoln biography, Looking at Lincoln will delight readers of many ages.