Introduce little learners to the intriguing story behind America's national anthem with this fun and educational board book. What's the story behind America's national anthem? With this simple and factual introduction, young children will learn how the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner" came to be written. Engaging illustrations depict when Francis Scott Key witnessed a battle in the War of 1812 and memorialized it in a moving poem. In addition, toddlers will learn basic "flag manners." Thoroughly researched and historically accurate, this board book distills a pivotal moment in history for little learners.
About the Author
Patricia A. Pingry has written dozens of children's books and edited hundreds more. Among her best-known titles are the perennial bestsellers The Story of Christmas and The Story of Easter. Together these two titles have sold more than two million copies. Patricia lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Patrick Corrigan had a passion for precision as a child and grew up patiently drawing and designing arts and crafts. His passion led him to study ceramics and art education, then to work as an art director in a busy studio for nearly a decade. Now Patrick specializes in illustrating books for younger readers; he draws best while listening to podcasts or dusty old records and drinking gallons of green tea. Patrick lives in Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent, England.