If you could send a Valentine hug to a past or current President today, which one would it be? Since Abraham Lincoln's birthday was on February 12th, he would probably be a popular choice.
While Lincoln is viewed by many as one of the greatest American presidents, how many of us know much of anything about his early life as a child? I decided to hit the picture books, and I quickly realized that his inner genius certainly did not unleash itself overnight. Whispers of his greatness came in gentle waves, but eventually they would echo for all to hear.
So, what early experiences and character traits might have paved young Abe's path to greatness? You can ponder the possibilities by reading the guest post I wrote for Melissa Taylor, freelance writer and creator of Imagination Soup, entitled Abe Lincoln Sets the Stage.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Oh, and you can connect the dots of picture books by continuing on with The Culture of Food and School.