I love the 4th of July. Fireworks, apple pie with vanilla ice-cream, and hamburgers just seem to make the perfect day. With a small infant, however, going to see fireworks just did not happen. We bought Jasmine sparklers and noise makers (the ones you throw on the ground to pop), and we had a blast playing outside and watching the neighborhood fireworks. Then, we read parts of If You Were There When…They Signed the Constitution. However, finding that book choice was not easy. I should have planned ahead and purchased a book online, but I didn’t. I figured we could go up to the local bookstore and find a good one on display. To my disappointment, there was not a single patriotic display!!!! I was astounded – how can a bookstore in America not try to display at least a few patriotic books for such a patriotic day. It got worse when I could not find anything about the 4th of July. I looked for Betsy Ross, and they had nothing either (although since it was last minute, I will assume they were just sold out of those). When I asked the sales associate, she had no ideas for me and had already tried to locate patriotic books for other customers. If we can find time to set up a display about Valentine’s Day, I think we should be kind enough to set up one for the 4th! I should email customer service….Anyway, does anyone know of any good books for next year? I would love to hear about them!