George washington poem for kids
George Washingtons Teeth by Deborah ChandraA tongue-in-cheek dental history of our first President
Poor George had two teeth in his mouth
The day the votes came in.
The people had a President,
But one afraid to grin.
From battling toothaches while fighting the British, to having rotten teeth removed by his dentists, the Father of His Country suffered all his life with tooth problems. Yet, contrary to popular belief, he never had a set of wooden teeth. Starting at the age of twenty-four, George Washington lost on average a tooth a year, and by the time he was elected President, he had only two left! In this reverentially funny tale written in verse and based on Washington’s letters, diaries, and other historical records, readers will find out what really happened as they follow the trail of lost teeth to complete tooflessness.
Illustrated in watercolors with subtle humor by Brock Cole, the main story is followed by a four-page time line featuring reproduced period portraits of Washington.
George Washingtons Teeth is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Childrens Book of the Year.
Kids Poems for Presidents Day
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The story of George Washington and the Cherry Tree, below, tells of the time the young future president of the USA chopped down his father's favorite cherry tree, but redeemed himself by owning up to it. As inspirational as the well-known story is, it is sadly, almost certainly a myth. Still, it makes a good bedtime story for kids. After you have enjoyed the poem, please scroll down a little further for more facts about the great man. Little George Washington was a good boy So his mummy gave him a brand new toy. It was a little axe, a real sharp one, And George thought that it would be lots of fun. He took the little hatchet out into The garden, where lots of plants and weeds grew.