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America : A Patriotic Primer Hardcover – May 21, 2002
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This is a book best read with your child not as a story book from cover to cover, but rather savored in an unhurried fashion by jumping from place to place. I think it is best to let one of Ms. Glasser's wonderfully cheerful illustrations draw your child in, and then let the discussion go from there.
This is a great first book on American history for any family with young children (whether that family leans "left" or "right") looking for a fun, informative, and simple approach to American patriotism.
all--young and old!
I see that this book would evoke curiosity in children.
I own a copy and will keep it handy for as yet unborn grandchildren. I think it is a fitting Grandmother's shelf volume to be read when they arrive.
Ms. Glasser's illustrations are wonderfully interesting and beautifully showcased.
I love that Mrs. Cheney used the alphabet to instill important concepts, institutions, and figures in our country's history. I appreciate that she gave fair attention to women, minorities, leaders, soldiers, patriots, founders, artists........when you start really reading the 'fine print' the list is quite impressive. The beauty of the book is that it can be read over and over with a little more 'noticed' and learned each time.
I think this book should be available to every child in America. It is a book that will instill deeper understanding and ownership of our American heritage.
This is NOT a book to try to read at bedtime! It is not written in a "story" format. It is more a book to take your time with on an afternoon sitting down with your child and reviewing a few pages at a time....gazing at the pictures, talking with them in more detail about what each of the things means to America and the importance of it in our lives. It is more a book to use for educating and as a resource book for the "main" thing to know about a historical figure/event/or ideals that shaped America.
I found the artwork to be "charming"! I found the pictures to
be bright and detailed! The pictures are not "big" and "bold" as you would prefer for younger ages (under age7). The pictures are small and detailed with many scenes on one page. The scenes include pictures of historical buildings (white house, statue of liberty, supreme court, etc), events (thanksgiving, civil war, etc), people (Lincoln, Washington, Martin Luther King Jr, etc). and ideals (voting, peaceful assembly, valor, tolerence, etc).
In summary, this book is not a book to read at bedtime; however,
you would like this book if you use books as an introduction to family discussions and are prepared to introduce more detailed information during the discussions.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Again buying any book that tells the truth about American and History in this country to teach my grandchildrenPublished 3 months ago by An American
I really like this book. I homeschool my daughter, and this has been a wonderful addition to our learning library. It's the A, B, C's of our country, and a lot of fun to read. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tracy Keck
This is my grandson's FAVORITE book. My daughter is a reading specialist and recommended this book for their school library. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Linda Ludy
I am very pleased with the books : For my Great Grand Children!Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Actually not what I was expecting, sorry Lynne. Was hoping it would be more of a storyline that I could read to my grandkids that would interject as it went along why the actions... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love the ease of using this in my classroom! My kids love to see everything.Published 7 months ago by duckie
This is a delightful presentation of America and the history that has formed us as a strong and generous nation. Mrs Cheney and Ms. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kate