I Pledge Allegiance Author:Bill Martin Jr., Michael Sampson, Chris Raschka (Illustrator) With simple, straightforward language and playfully quirky illustrations, a team of celebrated children’s book creators takes a look at each word of the Pledge of Allegiance - and explains what it means. — "I led a pigeon to the flag" . . . "and to the wee puppet" . . . "one nation, and a vegetable" . . . What ... more »was that again? Children in the United States of America have been reciting the Pledge of Allegiance since 1892 - and for about that long, they’ve found its big words confusing. Now, beloved children’s book author Bill Martin Jr., fellow literacy expert Michael Sampson, and Caldecott Honor-winning artist Chris Raschka give America’s children a hand, and explain this patriotic poem once and for all.
Written especially for children, the Pledge of Allegiance was first recited on October 12, 1892, by 12 million children across the country and has been memorized by generations of children ever since. Isn’t it time they understood the meaning behind its words?« less