Book Review & Blog Tour - Woodrow The White House Mouse

Author: Peter Barnes
Illustrator: Cheryl Barnes
Publisher: Little Patriots Press (republished September 10, 2012)
Source: Copy for Review
Audience: Ages 5 to 7
Fiction * Election/Government * Stories in Rhyme

Description from GoodReads:
Woodrow G. Washingtail is back and ready to get to work as Commander-in-Cheese of the United Mice of America! A follow-up to Woodrow for President, Woodrow, the White House Mouse teaches children about the presidency, as well as the art, architecture and history of the White House. Written and illustrated by the bestselling and award-winning duo, Peter and Cheryl Barnes, Woodrow, the White House Mouse delights and amuses children as they learn about everything from inauguration day and the president’s duties to the Easter egg roll and the East Wing. Perfect for kids 5-8 years old, children will be educated and entertained as President Washingtail and his family work and play in the greatest mouse house of all

My thoughts on the book:
Husband and wife team, Peter and Cheryl Barnes have created a story that seeks to provide younger children with an understanding of the presidential election and life in the White House in their book Woodrow The White House Mouse.  Originally published in 1998 by VSP Books, Woodrow the White House Mouse has been republished through Little Patriots Press in time for the 2012 Presidential Election.

In this story, Woodrow G. Washingtail has been elected president of the mice of this nation.  He and his family co-exist in the White House.  The story follows Woodrow from the inauguration to daily activities to special events.  Additionally, there is some information about signing a bill into law and also the various departments of the government.  Children are also given an inside peek into the rooms of the White House through the mouse family and their activities.  

At the end of the book, there are several pages of resources for parents and teachers about the Presidency, the White House, and fun facts.  Young children will enjoy the look at the life of a President from the eyes of a mouse.

Look for Woodrow The White House Mouse at your local library.

For more information about Peter and Cheryl Barnes: website

Thank you to TLC for organizing the blog tour.  Here is a link to all of the stops: Woodrow The White House Mouse Blog Tour