Wednesday, May 21, 2014

From Sea to Shining Sea Blog Tour

Title: “Discover America: From Sea to Shining Sea”
Author: Katharine Lee Bates
Illustrations: Julie Olson
Page Count: 36

SummaryFollow 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.
Accompanied by the words of one of America’s most beloved anthems America the Beautiful,From Sea to Shining Sea shows the diversity and beauty of our great country through the eyes of our nation’s children. To add an interactive experience, kids all across the United States will be able to go online to send their own balloons on their own journey.

My Review:

Discover America From Sea to Shining Sea is a beautifully illustrated children's book put to the words of America the Beautiful.  What I love so much about this book is how it breaks down the song by phrases and pictures to help children understand the beautiful meaning behind this song written about our country.  Phrases like 'amber waves of grain' don't mean much to a child, but when paired with a beautiful illustration, then the child can understand the meaning of it.  Their understanding is opened and they begin to realize this song is about the beauty found throughout America!  The red balloon that appears on each page is a nice touch for younger children who can look for it as the book is read!  From now on I myself will think of these beautiful images whenever I hear America the Beautiful.  A beautiful book that will help any child understand the patriotism behind the song, I highly recommend From Sea to Shining Sea!

You can pick up your own copy via Deseret Book.

Happy Reading!!!

Source:  Publisher for review

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