Tuesday, May 13, 2014

CHILDRENS BOOK REVIEW - DISCOVER AMERICA - Beautiful Illustrations take Children Across America's Diverse Landscape

Pictures and description taken from Deseret Book


More than a book. It's an online experience!
Follow the patriotic journey of a little red balloon as it makes its way from the West Coast to the East Coast of the United States.
Through delightful illustrations and the words of "America the Beautiful," one of America's most beloved anthems, children will discover the beauty and diversity of their country. 
At DiscoverAmericaBook.com they can launch their own balloon while learning fun facts about all fifty states.

My Review / Thoughts:

This book has such sweet illustrations that go along with the song "America the Beautiful".
It's a great book to share with little children.  
The red balloon takes a trip across America.  
I love the illustrations.  They are just beautiful.
At the end of the book there is a page that tells you about the online experience.  It's kind of fun.  It has quick and fun facts about each state, and printables to go along with them.  They are fun.  This is a great idea to teach kids about the beauty of America.

Source:  I received this book from the Publisher in return for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

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About the Authors:

Lyrics by
 Katherine Lee Bates 
Katherine Lee Bates.jpg
(pic and description taken from Wikipedia)
(August 12, 1859 – March 28, 1929) was an American songwriter. She is remembered as the author of the words to the anthem "America the Beautiful". She popularized "Mrs. Santa Claus" through her poem Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride (1889).

My Photo
pic taken from website
Julie Olson - was born in Maryland and raised in Indiana.  She holds a BFA degree in illustration from Brigham Young University.  Julie's first picture book was Hip Hip Hooray for Annie McRae!  Her recent books include Already Asleep; There's Always a way Annie McRae! and Christmas Love.  You can learn more about Julie and her work by visiting www.jujubeeillustrations.com 


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    1. I think so also. It's a very eye catching book :)

  2. This is so precious. If I had a child, or just a younger sibling, I'd definitely buy this for them!
    -Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms

    1. Ya, reading it made me feel sad that my kids are not little anymore. My son liked the website though :)

  3. I love the illustrations. My kids are five and three and we read picture books every night. I will definitely be on the look out for this one.

    1. What a fun age!!! I miss those days :). My son is 10 but he loved the website that goes along with the book. It's a fun site.

  4. I have always enjoyed this song. This book is super cute, I love that it traveled all over the US :)