The Interactive Constitution: Explore the Constitution with Flaps, Wheels, Color-Changing Words, and More!
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About the Author
David Miles is an award-winning author and illustrator of over 40 books for kids. In 2013, he was the General Business Outstanding Graduate from BYU's Marriott School of Management, and in 2018, he was named a Publishers Weekly Rising Star Honoree. Some of his books include Book, the Lit for Little Hands series, Allegro, and But First We Nap. David loves history and grew up near Gettysburg, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. He lives in Fresno, CA with his wife and son.
Albert Pinilla is a freelance illustrator based between Barcelona and Finland. He has worked for many publishers and companies including Editorial Casals, Editorial Sàpiens, Diset S.A, Goula, Editorial San Pablo, Descobrir magazine, Namaka Magazine, Editorial Mi Cuento, P/A/N magazine, Capçalera magazine from the Association of Catalan Journalists, Davos Comunicación S.L, La Agencia de Publicidad S.A (Spain), Hannacroix Creek Books, Bookworks, Highlights Magazine (USA), Petit Dimoni Magazine (France), Headu Giochi (Italy), Igloo Books (United Kingdom), Schildts & Söderstrströms (Finland) and Akotek (Norway).
Publishers Weekly: In cheery infographic-style illustrations and chatty but succinct prose, Miles and Pinilla have boiled down the basics of the U.S. Constitution without shortchanging history or legal tradition. While touch-and-feel approximations of parchment and the like feel a bit young for the recommended age, the rest of the interactive features are fine examples of information engineering, like the Advent calendar-style pull-up flaps that reveal every U.S. president and a key quote, and a preamble "decoder" that translates the Founders' highfalutin' prose into everyday speech ("tranquility" becomes "peace"). The final pages, devoted to the Bill of Rights and constitutional amendments, strike a particularly fine balance between brevity and detail. Both history geeks and casual students should easily ratify this one. Ages 8-12. (Oct.)
Named a finalist in the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards: The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children's/Young Adult)