Family Book Club: Spifford Max and the Cycle Pups go to Washington D.C.

Spifford Max and the Cycle Pups go to Washington D.C.


Created by: Louisa Mastromarino

Are you looking to teach your children more about Washington D.C. and the United States Government? Then this wonderful picture book is just right for you. It is a fun filled adventure as pups on motorcycles explore the city, and some of its most iconic landmarks. Your children will learn facts about history, geography, and the American government. . . all while racing through the streets with the Cycle Pups.


Here are some questions to get your minds thinking, after you read this book as a family: (as always, adjust questions as needed for the age range in your household)


1. Which Cycle Pup would you want to be and why?

2. What does D.C. stand for?

3. Where does the president and their family live?

4. What do you think would really happen if dogs on bikes rode through the president’s house?

5. Which illustration is your favorite and why?

6. What location would you like to go visit?

7. Have you ever been to any of these places?

8. Do you think the Cycle Pups should be wearing helmets?

9. Name two of the presidents mentioned in this book.


This is a great book to begin discussions about government and landmarks. Talk to your children about who the current president is and why it is important to vote. This would be a great opportunity to talk about local landmarks in your community. Is there something you can visit right in your home town or nearby? Discuss what they think the Cycle Pups would want to go visit and plan a family outing. Learning local history is a great place to start and seeing things first hand is priceless, even if you can’t travel to Washington D.C..


You can purchase this wonderful book here: Spifford Max and the Cycle Pups go to Washington D.C.


Happy Reading!

Megan Pighetti


Author of Fairy-Tailed Wish – Available on Amazon

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