This post has a short review of and a free printable for Abe Lincoln’s Hat by Martha Brenner, which is illustrated by Donald Cook.
This book is considered an easy reader for the step 3 Step into Reading series by Random House. It is easy to read but also does a remarkable job of telling the story of President Abraham Lincoln. I always admire stories that use few words and manage to say so much. The facts in this nonfiction book are presented in a child-centered manner that students will remember. I say this with confidence, because once I read this book as a fall read aloud and put it down without questioning the children or doing a follow up activity.
I thought we would complete a more complete study of our Presidents in February. Months later at a conference, parents remarked how impressed they were with all their child knew about Lincoln! I actually hardly remembered reading the book to the class. But the parents told me all the facts remembered by the child, and then I was impressed. After that, I was sure to include this book with some Lincoln activities. I made sure to never skip this story, and found students did remember the information well.
Abe Lincoln’s Hat Printable
Happy reading and learning, Carolyn
Thank you for reading, Carolyn