Now the littlest readers can learn about how the Statue of Liberty came to be--and what it means to people all over the world.In this engaging book, preschoolers will learn the fascinating story behind the creation of the Statue of Liberty. Simple text and bright artwork bring to life the story of the people--a professor, a sculptor, a poet, a newspaperman--who helped establish this famous landmark. Little ones will learn that the torch was created first, in time for America's 100th birthday, and displayed in a park. And they'll gain a clear understanding of what the Statue of Liberty has always meant to people around the world. Fun facts, such as how schoolchildren gave their pennies to help pay for the base of the statue, complete this charming nonfiction Little Golden Book.
JEN ARENA is lucky to have been surrounded by children's books her entire life. As a teenager, she worked in a bookstore. Then she worked as a children's book editor. Jen wrote the picture book Lady Liberty's Holiday, as well as many other engaging books for children. Visit her at jenarenabooks.com.VIVIANA GAROFOLI has illustrated dozens of children's books for various publishers, including My Little Golden Book About George Washington, My Little Golden Book About Abraham Lincoln, the Level 1 Step into Reading title Ducks Go Vroom, and Barbara Park's picture book, Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here! Learn more about Viviana at vivianagarofoli.com.