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Title:
Steven Caney's Kids' America.
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Caney, Steven.
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Uniform Title:
Kid's America
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New York : Workman Pub., [1978]

©1978
Physical Description:
414 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
Introduces aspects of American life from the colonial period to the present. Suggests such activities as handicraft projects, genealogy searches, and games.
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Includes index.
Language:
English
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Kids' America.
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9780911104790

9780911104806
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Introduces aspects of American life from the colonial period to the present. Suggests such activities as handicraft projects, genealogy searches, and games.


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"A seemingly bottomless compendium."-- The New York Times . Selection of the Book-of-the-Month , Instructor , Early Learning , Grade Teacher , and Parents book clubs, Better Homes & Gardens Family Book Service, and the Boston Globe Book Guild. Recommended by Consumer Reports. Suitable for ages 4-14. 227,000 copies in print.


Table of Contents

Mark TwainMark Twain
Introductionp. 21
Chapter 1 American Heritage
Genealogyp. 26
Discovering Your Pedigreep. 26
I'm My Own Grandpawp. 30
What's in a Name?p. 30
Surnames A-Zp. 31
Your Coat of Armsp. 34
Family Treasuresp. 36
Knock, Knock Namesp. 37
Chapter 2 American Know-How
Living Americanp. 40
Better Butterp. 42
Making a Butter Churnp. 43
Making Butterp. 43
Milking a Cowp. 44
How to Milk a Cowp. 45
Really Good Soapp. 45
Grandma's Lye Soapp. 46
Making Soapp. 46
Ivory, The Soap That Floatsp. 47
Candlesp. 48
Making Molded Candlesp. 48
Making Dipped Candlesp. 50
Making a Tin Lanternp. 51
Making a Candle Clockp. 52
Valuable Ropep. 52
Making Ropep. 53
Forecasting Weatherp. 54
Weather Folklorep. 54
Weathervanesp. 55
News to Mep. 56
Making a Weathervanep. 56
Hygrometersp. 57
Making a Hygrometerp. 57
Cricket Thermometerp. 58
Weather Cluesp. 58
Panning for Goldp. 59
The Panning Methodp. 59
Staking a Gold Claimp. 61
Lotions, Potions, and Strange Notionsp. 61
Hiccupsp. 62
Wartsp. 62
Frecklesp. 62
Insect Bites, Stings, and Itchesp. 62
Sunburnp. 62
Bangs and Bruisesp. 63
Pains and Sprainsp. 63
Small Cutsp. 63
Splinters and Thornsp. 63
Poison Ivyp. 63
Athlete's Footp. 63
The Common Coldp. 63
Coughingp. 63
Sore Throatp. 63
Sneezingp. 63
Toothachep. 63
Earachep. 63
Nosebleedp. 63
Chapter 3 American Homes
Home Sweet Homep. 66
What Has Changed?p. 72
Guess What'sp. 74
How Nails Are Madep. 76
Hex Signs for Your Homep. 77
Making a Hex Signp. 78
Stenciled Wallsp. 79
Making Stencil Printsp. 79
Four-Poster Canopy Bedp. 82
Making a Four-Poster Canopy Bedp. 82
Rocking Chairsp. 84
Fan Rocker and Fly Chaserp. 84
The Shakersp. 85
Great Plains Indian Tepeep. 85
Making a Five-Pole, Two-Kid Tepeep. 87
The Get Away Tree Housep. 89
Building a Tree Housep. 90
Deed to the Housep. 93
Chapter 4 American Backyards and Gardens
Backyard Funp. 96
An American Gardenp. 96
Kitchen Gardensp. 97
Planning the Gardenp. 98
Making Compostp. 100
For Potatoes and Tomatoes, Thank You, Thomas Jefferson!p. 100
Scarecrowp. 101
Making Your Own Scarecrowp. 102
Peanutsp. 103
Grow a Peanut Plantp. 104
Recipes for a Peanut Dinnerp. 106
Nature Gamesp. 107
Daisy Chainsp. 108
Burr Buildingp. 108
Acorn-top Finger Puppetsp. 109
Seed-head Shootersp. 109
Grass-blade Whistlep. 109
Maple-seed Claws and Nosesp. 109
Why Leaves Change Colorp. 110
Frog Jumpingp. 110
How to Catch a Frogp. 111
The Frog-Jumping Contestp. 111
From The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras Countyp. 112
Make a Fly Catcherp. 113
Family Petsp. 113
Pets You Don't Ownp. 114
Dog Happyp. 115
America's Petsp. 118
Bird Feedersp. 119
Making Bird Feedersp. 119
Birdhouse Pointersp. 120
Time Capsulesp. 121
Your Own Time Capsulep. 122
Digging For Bottlesp. 123
Poison Bottlesp. 125
Dowsing for Waterp. 126
Chapter 5 American Fashion
Fashion: Plain and Fancyp. 130
Dressing Upp. 135
Color Dyeingp. 136
Children's Fashionp. 138
Where Did You Get That Hat?p. 139
Making Hatsp. 142
The Basic Capp. 144
Walking Sticksp. 144
Chapter 6 Eating in America
American Dietp. 148
All-American Dishesp. 150
Using the Kitchenp. 151
Applesp. 152
American Apple Piep. 152
Golden Deliciousp. 153
Candy Applesp. 153
Dried Apple Ringsp. 154
Johnny Appleseedp. 155
American Cheesep. 155
Three Kinds of Cheese to Makep. 156
"Big Cheese"p. 157
Hamburgers, the People's Choicep. 157
The Best Burgersp. 158
Hot Dogsp. 159
Batter-dipped Corn Dogsp. 159
Sumbarine Sandwichp. 160
Spicy Ketchupp. 162
Crispy Potato Chipsp. 163
Popcornp. 165
Make a Corn Popperp. 165
Corn Poppingp. 166
Popcorn Ballsp. 166
Doughnutsp. 167
Fried Doughp. 167
Lunch Counter Lingop. 167
Peanut Butterp. 168
Making Peanut Butterp. 168
Graham Crackersp. 168
S'Moresp. 169
Pretzelsp. 169
Philadelphia Soft Pretzelsp. 170
America's Sweet Toothp. 171
Soft Drinksp. 172
Ice Creamp. 172
Vanilla Molasses Taffyp. 173
Chewing Gump. 174
Getting Off the Gump. 175
Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Over Nightp. 176
Foragingp. 177
Day Liliesp. 177
Acornsp. 178
Dandelionsp. 178
Rose Petalsp. 179
Cattailsp. 179
Chapter 7 American School Days
The Three R'Sp. 182
Inkp. 184
Nut Inkp. 184
Berry Inkp. 184
Fancy Pensp. 185
Make a Wood-Nib Penp. 185
Make a Quill Penp. 185
How to Write Fancy (Like John Hancock)p. 186
Primersp. 188
Spellingp. 189
Spelling Beep. 189
100 Words Commonly Misspelled in the English Languagep. 190
Rebusp. 190
Rebus Dictionaryp. 192
Tongue Twistersp. 193
Autograph Versesp. 194
Etiquettep. 196
The Formal Afternoon Teap. 196
Invitations and Repliesp. 197
What to Wearp. 197
Setting the Tablep. 197
How to Make Good Teap. 198
Serving the Teap. 199
Table Accidentsp. 199
Chapter 8 Made in America
Understanding Artp. 202
Shapep. 203
Projectp. 203
Colorp. 203
Projectp. 204
Linep. 204
Projectp. 205
Lightp. 206
Projectp. 206
Texturep. 207
Projectp. 207
Motionp. 207
Projectp. 208
Compositionp. 209
Projectp. 210
Framingp. 210
Projectp. 210
Modern Artp. 211
Mixed Mediap. 215
Projectp. 215
Action Paintingp. 216
Projectp. 216
Collagep. 217
Projectp. 217
Pop Artp. 217
Projectp. 218
Environmental Sculpturep. 219
Projectp. 219
Op Artp. 220
Projectp. 220
Mobilesp. 220
Projectp. 221
American Kitschp. 221
Happeningsp. 222
Arts and Craftsp. 223
Grave Artp. 223
Gravestone Rubbingp. 224
Whittlingp. 225
How to Whittlep. 227
Silhouette Artp. 228
Making a Silhouette Portraitp. 230
Paper Doll Chainsp. 231
Flower Dryingp. 231
Air Dryingp. 231
Sand Dryingp. 232
Press Dryingp. 233
Flower Arrangementsp. 233
Plants to Dryp. 234
Scrimshawp. 234
Plastic Scrimshawp. 235
Chapter 9 Toys, Puzzles, Play-Pretties, and Games
Playthingsp. 238
Newspaper Toysp. 242
Paper Snakep. 242
Paper Treep. 243
Flying Toysp. 244
Flying Propellerp. 244
Ring Wing Gliderp. 245
Snow Globep. 246
Making a Snow Globep. 246
Noah's Arkp. 247
Punchboardsp. 248
Making Punchboardsp. 248
Marble Racewayp. 250
Making a Marble Racewayp. 250
Dollsp. 252
Yarn Dollp. 253
Roly-Poly Dollsp. 254
Life-Size Dollp. 256
Dress-Me Paper Dollsp. 258
Teddy Bearsp. 260
Ventriloquismp. 262
Crystal Radiop. 263
Making a Crystal Radiop. 264
Puzzlesp. 266
Ox-Yoke Puzzlep. 266
Button Hole Puzzlep. 268
14-15 Puzzlep. 269
Knots-and-Not-Knotsp. 270
Four Color Cubesp. 271
Playprettiesp. 272
Finger Trapp. 272
Domino Trainsp. 273
Soggy Ringp. 274
Sky Hookp. 274
String Figuresp. 275
Target Shootingp. 278
Gamesp. 280
Fox and Geesep. 280
Indian and Rabbitsp. 282
Solitairep. 282
Triangle Solitairep. 283
How Many Movesp. 283
Point Tic-Tac-Toep. 284
Tabletop Olympicsp. 285
Calculator Gamesp. 288
Chapter 10 Saturday Night
The Circusp. 292
Circus Talkp. 294
Sideshow Tricks Explainedp. 294
Sword Swallowingp. 294
Sword Walkingp. 295
Fire Eatingp. 295
Rope Spinningp. 295
How to Spin a Flat Loopp. 296
Be a Strongmanp. 297
Break a Deck of Cardsp. 297
Tear a Telephone Bookp. 298
Be a Clownp. 298
You Really Can Join the Circusp. 299
Putting On a Clown Facep. 299
Clown Clothesp. 300
Clown Pantomimep. 300
Fortune-Tellingp. 301
Palmistryp. 302
Card Readingp. 305
Graphologyp. 307
How Do You Cross Your T's?p. 310
The Fortune Cookiep. 310
Jugglingp. 311
Making Musicp. 314
Music for All Occasionsp. 316
Mother Goosep. 316
Jug Bandsp. 317
Playing the Jugp. 317
Making a Washtub Bassp. 317
Playing the Washboardp. 318
Playing the Musical Combp. 319
Playing the Spoonsp. 319
Playing the Tin Can, Flower Pot, Wastepaper Basket, Cooking Pot, and Cake Panp. 320
Musical Glassesp. 321
You Can Play the Harmonicap. 322
Push-Button Telephone Songsp. 323
America Dancesp. 324
Tap Dancingp. 325
Dance the L.A. Hustlep. 327
Dance the New York Hustlep. 329
At Homep. 332
Comic Books and Funny Papersp. 332
Making Shuffle-Deck Comicsp. 334
America's Funny Bonep. 335
Parlor Gamesp. 338
Charadesp. 338
Grandmother's Trunkp. 339
Alphabet Sentencesp. 340
Twenty Questionsp. 340
Botticelli or The Nope Gamep. 340
Geographyp. 341
Ghostp. 341
Whistp. 342
Ghost Storiesp. 342
The Ghostly Riderp. 343
Nobody Here But Youp. 344
The Haunted Housep. 345
Homemade Ghost Storiesp. 347
White House Ghostsp. 347
Old-Time Radiop. 348
Radio Playsp. 349
Making Sound Effectsp. 350
Chapter 11 Land of Opportunity
American Freedomp. 354
It's the Law!p. 356
How to be a Politicianp. 358
The Campaignp. 358
The President Wants to Hear From Youp. 360
Presidents Come in All Shapes and Sizesp. 361
Holidays and Celebrationsp. 361
Make Your Own Official Day of Celebrationp. 362
Guide to the Well-Decorated Bike or Doll Carriagep. 362
Official Whatever Daysp. 363
Firecrackersp. 364
Making Paper Firecrackersp. 364
Need Information?p. 365
Symbols of Americap. 366
American Flagp. 367
Flag Codep. 368
The Donkey and the Elephantp. 368
The Great Seal of the United Statesp. 368
The American Bald Eaglep. 369
Uncle Samp. 369
The Pine Tree (Liberty Tree)p. 370
American Symbols to Drawp. 370
The Rattlesnakep. 371
The Buffalop. 372
Cigar Store Indianp. 372
Bumper Stickersp. 373
Hobo Sign Languagep. 374
American Moneyp. 376
Coinsp. 377
Coin Collectingp. 379
Valuable Changep. 380
Borrowing Moneyp. 382
Saving Moneyp. 382
Piggy Banksp. 382
Make a Piggy Bankp. 383
Investing Moneyp. 384
Going into Businessp. 386
Choosing a Businessp. 386
The Business for Youp. 387
Making a Business Planp. 388
Business Books and Recordsp. 391
Phone Tabsp. 391
Newspaper Logsp. 392
Baby-Sittingp. 392
The Preliminariesp. 392
On the Jobp. 393
What to Do Ifp. 394
House Paintingp. 394
Paintsp. 394
Paintbrushesp. 396
Paint Rollersp. 397
Preparing the Surfacep. 397
Using Laddersp. 398
Garage Salep. 398
Overworked Childrenp. 401
Indexp. 402
Introductionp. 21
Chapter 1 American Heritage
Genealogyp. 26
Discovering Your Pedigreep. 26
I'm My Own Grandpawp. 30
What's in a Name?p. 30
Surnames A-Zp. 31
Your Coat of Armsp. 34
Family Treasuresp. 36
Knock, Knock Namesp. 37
Chapter 2 American Know-How
Living Americanp. 40
Better Butterp. 42
Making a Butter Churnp. 43
Making Butterp. 43
Milking a Cowp. 44
How to Milk a Cowp. 45
Really Good Soapp. 45
Grandma's Lye Soapp. 46
Making Soapp. 46
Ivory, The Soap That Floatsp. 47
Candlesp. 48
Making Molded Candlesp. 48
Making Dipped Candlesp. 50
Making a Tin Lanternp. 51
Making a Candle Clockp. 52
Valuable Ropep. 52
Making Ropep. 53
Forecasting Weatherp. 54
Weather Folklorep. 54
Weathervanesp. 55
News to Mep. 56
Making a Weathervanep. 56
Hygrometersp. 57
Making a Hygrometerp. 57
Cricket Thermometerp. 58
Weather Cluesp. 58
Panning for Goldp. 59
The Panning Methodp. 59
Staking a Gold Claimp. 61
Lotions, Potions, and Strange Notionsp. 61
Hiccupsp. 62
Wartsp. 62
Frecklesp. 62
Insect Bites, Stings, and Itchesp. 62
Sunburnp. 62
Bangs and Bruisesp. 63
Pains and Sprainsp. 63
Small Cutsp. 63
Splinters and Thornsp. 63
Poison Ivyp. 63
Athlete's Footp. 63
The Common Coldp. 63
Coughingp. 63
Sore Throatp. 63
Sneezingp. 63
Toothachep. 63
Earachep. 63
Nosebleedp. 63
Chapter 3 American Homes
Home Sweet Homep. 66
What Has Changed?p. 72
Guess What'sp. 74
How Nails Are Madep. 76
Hex Signs for Your Homep. 77
Making a Hex Signp. 78
Stenciled Wallsp. 79
Making Stencil Printsp. 79
Four-Poster Canopy Bedp. 82
Making a Four-Poster Canopy Bedp. 82
Rocking Chairsp. 84
Fan Rocker and Fly Chaserp. 84
The Shakersp. 85
Great Plains Indian Tepeep. 85
Making a Five-Pole, Two-Kid Tepeep. 87
The Get Away Tree Housep. 89
Building a Tree Housep. 90
Deed to the Housep. 93
Chapter 4 American Backyards and Gardens
Backyard Funp. 96
An American Gardenp. 96
Kitchen Gardensp. 97
Planning the Gardenp. 98
Making Compostp. 100
For Potatoes and Tomatoes, Thank You, Thomas Jefferson!p. 100
Scarecrowp. 101
Making Your Own Scarecrowp. 102
Peanutsp. 103
Grow a Peanut Plantp. 104
Recipes for a Peanut Dinnerp. 106
Nature Gamesp. 107
Daisy Chainsp. 108
Burr Buildingp. 108
Acorn-top Finger Puppetsp. 109
Seed-head Shootersp. 109
Grass-blade Whistlep. 109
Maple-seed Claws and Nosesp. 109
Why Leaves Change Colorp. 110
Frog Jumpingp. 110
How to Catch a Frogp. 111
The Frog-Jumping Contestp. 111
From The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras Countyp. 112
Make a Fly Catcherp. 113
Family Petsp. 113
Pets You Don't Ownp. 114
Dog Happyp. 115
America's Petsp. 118
Bird Feedersp. 119
Making Bird Feedersp. 119
Birdhouse Pointersp. 120
Time Capsulesp. 121
Your Own Time Capsulep. 122
Digging For Bottlesp. 123
Poison Bottlesp. 125
Dowsing for Waterp. 126
Chapter 5 American Fashion
Fashion: Plain and Fancyp. 130
Dressing Upp. 135
Color Dyeingp. 136
Children's Fashionp. 138
Where Did You Get That Hat?p. 139
Making Hatsp. 142
The Basic Capp. 144
Walking Sticksp. 144
Chapter 6 Eating in America
American Dietp. 148
All-American Dishesp. 150
Using the Kitchenp. 151
Applesp. 152
American Apple Piep. 152
Golden Deliciousp. 153
Candy Applesp. 153
Dried Apple Ringsp. 154
Johnny Appleseedp. 155
American Cheesep. 155
Three Kinds of Cheese to Makep. 156
"Big Cheese"p. 157
Hamburgers, the People's Choicep. 157
The Best Burgersp. 158
Hot Dogsp. 159
Batter-dipped Corn Dogsp. 159
Sumbarine Sandwichp. 160
Spicy Ketchupp. 162
Crispy Potato Chipsp. 163
Popcornp. 165
Make a Corn Popperp. 165
Corn Poppingp. 166
Popcorn Ballsp. 166
Doughnutsp. 167
Fried Doughp. 167
Lunch Counter Lingop. 167
Peanut Butterp. 168
Making Peanut Butterp. 168
Graham Crackersp. 168
S'Moresp. 169
Pretzelsp. 169
Philadelphia Soft Pretzelsp. 170
America's Sweet Toothp. 171
Soft Drinksp. 172
Ice Creamp. 172
Vanilla Molasses Taffyp. 173
Chewing Gump. 174
Getting Off the Gump. 175
Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Over Nightp. 176
Foragingp. 177
Day Liliesp. 177
Acornsp. 178
Dandelionsp. 178
Rose Petalsp. 179
Cattailsp. 179
Chapter 7 American School Days
The Three R'Sp. 182
Inkp. 184
Nut Inkp. 184
Berry Inkp. 184
Fancy Pensp. 185
Make a Wood-Nib Penp. 185
Make a Quill Penp. 185
How to Write Fancy (Like John Hancock)p. 186
Primersp. 188
Spellingp. 189
Spelling Beep. 189
100 Words Commonly Misspelled in the English Languagep. 190
Rebusp. 190
Rebus Dictionaryp. 192
Tongue Twistersp. 193
Autograph Versesp. 194
Etiquettep. 196
The Formal Afternoon Teap. 196
Invitations and Repliesp. 197
What to Wearp. 197
Setting the Tablep. 197
How to Make Good Teap. 198
Serving the Teap. 199
Table Accidentsp. 199
Chapter 8 Made in America
Understanding Artp. 202
Shapep. 203
Projectp. 203
Colorp. 203
Projectp. 204
Linep. 204
Projectp. 205
Lightp. 206
Projectp. 206
Texturep. 207
Projectp. 207
Motionp. 207
Projectp. 208
Compositionp. 209
Projectp. 210
Framingp. 210
Projectp. 210
Modern Artp. 211
Mixed Mediap. 215
Projectp. 215
Action Paintingp. 216
Projectp. 216
Collagep. 217
Projectp. 217
Pop Artp. 217
Projectp. 218
Environmental Sculpturep. 219
Projectp. 219
Op Artp. 220
Projectp. 220
Mobilesp. 220
Projectp. 221
American Kitschp. 221
Happeningsp. 222
Arts and Craftsp. 223
Grave Artp. 223
Gravestone Rubbingp. 224
Whittlingp. 225
How to Whittlep. 227
Silhouette Artp. 228
Making a Silhouette Portraitp. 230
Paper Doll Chainsp. 231
Flower Dryingp. 231
Air Dryingp. 231
Sand Dryingp. 232
Press Dryingp. 233
Flower Arrangementsp. 233
Plants to Dryp. 234
Scrimshawp. 234
Plastic Scrimshawp. 235
Chapter 9 Toys, Puzzles, Play-Pretties, and Games
Playthingsp. 238
Newspaper Toysp. 242
Paper Snakep. 242
Paper Treep. 243
Flying Toysp. 244
Flying Propellerp. 244
Ring Wing Gliderp. 245
Snow Globep. 246
Making a Snow Globep. 246
Noah's Arkp. 247
Punchboardsp. 248
Making Punchboardsp. 248
Marble Racewayp. 250
Making a Marble Racewayp. 250
Dollsp. 252
Yarn Dollp. 253
Roly-Poly Dollsp. 254
Life-Size Dollp. 256
Dress-Me Paper Dollsp. 258
Teddy Bearsp. 260
Ventriloquismp. 262
Crystal Radiop. 263
Making a Crystal Radiop. 264
Puzzlesp. 266
Ox-Yoke Puzzlep. 266
Button Hole Puzzlep. 268
14-15 Puzzlep. 269
Knots-and-Not-Knotsp. 270
Four Color Cubesp. 271
Playprettiesp. 272
Finger Trapp. 272
Domino Trainsp. 273
Soggy Ringp. 274
Sky Hookp. 274
String Figuresp. 275
Target Shootingp. 278
Gamesp. 280
Fox and Geesep. 280
Indian and Rabbitsp. 282
Solitairep. 282
Triangle Solitairep. 283
How Many Movesp. 283
Point Tic-Tac-Toep. 284
Tabletop Olympicsp. 285
Calculator Gamesp. 288
Chapter 10 Saturday Night
The Circusp. 292
Circus Talkp. 294
Sideshow Tricks Explainedp. 294
Sword Swallowingp. 294
Sword Walkingp. 295
Fire Eatingp. 295
Rope Spinningp. 295
How to Spin a Flat Loopp. 296
Be a Strongmanp. 297
Break a Deck of Cardsp. 297
Tear a Telephone Bookp. 298
Be a Clownp. 298
You Really Can Join the Circusp. 299
Putting On a Clown Facep. 299
Clown Clothesp. 300
Clown Pantomimep. 300
Fortune-Tellingp. 301
Palmistryp. 302
Card Readingp. 305
Graphologyp. 307
How Do You Cross Your T's?p. 310
The Fortune Cookiep. 310
Jugglingp. 311
Making Musicp. 314
Music for All Occasionsp. 316
Mother Goosep. 316
Jug Bandsp. 317
Playing the Jugp. 317
Making a Washtub Bassp. 317
Playing the Washboardp. 318
Playing the Musical Combp. 319
Playing the Spoonsp. 319
Playing the Tin Can, Flower Pot, Wastepaper Basket, Cooking Pot, and Cake Panp. 320
Musical Glassesp. 321
You Can Play the Harmonicap. 322
Push-Button Telephone Songsp. 323
America Dancesp. 324
Tap Dancingp. 325
Dance the L.A. Hustlep. 327
Dance the New York Hustlep. 329
At Homep. 332
Comic Books and Funny Papersp. 332
Making Shuffle-Deck Comicsp. 334
America's Funny Bonep. 335
Parlor Gamesp. 338
Charadesp. 338
Grandmother's Trunkp. 339
Alphabet Sentencesp. 340
Twenty Questionsp. 340
Botticelli or The Nope Gamep. 340
Geographyp. 341
Ghostp. 341
Whistp. 342
Ghost Storiesp. 342
The Ghostly Riderp. 343
Nobody Here But Youp. 344
The Haunted Housep. 345
Homemade Ghost Storiesp. 347
White House Ghostsp. 347
Old-Time Radiop. 348
Radio Playsp. 349
Making Sound Effectsp. 350
Chapter 11 Land of Opportunity
American Freedomp. 354
It's the Law!p. 356
How to be a Politicianp. 358
The Campaignp. 358
The President Wants to Hear From Youp. 360
Presidents Come in All Shapes and Sizesp. 361
Holidays and Celebrationsp. 361
Make Your Own Official Day of Celebrationp. 362
Guide to the Well-Decorated Bike or Doll Carriagep. 362
Official Whatever Daysp. 363
Firecrackersp. 364
Making Paper Firecrackersp. 364
Need Information?p. 365
Symbols of Americap. 366
American Flagp. 367
Flag Codep. 368
The Donkey and the Elephantp. 368
The Great Seal of the United Statesp. 368
The American Bald Eaglep. 369
Uncle Samp. 369
The Pine Tree (Liberty Tree)p. 370
American Symbols to Drawp. 370
The Rattlesnakep. 371
The Buffalop. 372
Cigar Store Indianp. 372
Bumper Stickersp. 373
Hobo Sign Languagep. 374
American Moneyp. 376
Coinsp. 377
Coin Collectingp. 379
Valuable Changep. 380
Borrowing Moneyp. 382
Saving Moneyp. 382
Piggy Banksp. 382
Make a Piggy Bankp. 383
Investing Moneyp. 384
Going into Businessp. 386
Choosing a Businessp. 386
The Business for Youp. 387
Making a Business Planp. 388
Business Books and Recordsp. 391
Phone Tabsp. 391
Newspaper Logsp. 392
Baby-Sittingp. 392
The Preliminariesp. 392
On the Jobp. 393
What to Do Ifp. 394
House Paintingp. 394
Paintsp. 394
Paintbrushesp. 396
Paint Rollersp. 397
Preparing the Surfacep. 397
Using Laddersp. 398
Garage Salep. 398
Overworked Childrenp. 401
Indexp. 402