Book Review: Blake and Brendan would do almost anything to get out of going to Mr. Becket’s funeral. It will be boring and sad-and dead people are scary! There might even be ghosts! But Mom and Dad insist. Mr. Becket was a good person, and it is right to gather with his family and friends to remember him and all the good things he did. So what’s so good about remembering a dead person? A lot. Readers learn with Blake and Brendan what it means to be a good person and all the ways a good person makes a difference in people’s lives, even long after they’re gone. http://whenigrowupbooks.com/
- Series: When I Grow Up…
- Paperback: 50 pages
- Cost: $10.95
My Review: After their mom insisted that they go with them to attend Mr. Becket’s funeral, Blake and Brendan found out how important Mr. Becket was to the people and the community.
They learnt how Mr. Becket cared for those who could not stand up for themselves. That he mentor young men, coach different sports, he taught kids how to deal with winning and losing and how to do both gracefully. The boys also learnt that Mr. Becket not only helped people but animals too. They notice that Mr. Becket was liked a lot. They wonder if they can be as good a person as Mr. Becket when they grow up.
This is an inspirational book for children to learn how to be responsible in learning how to help others. The illustrations are bright and bold which helps tell the story.
At the end of the story is a short story about The Elephant and the Blind Man.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Wigu Publishing in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
About the Publishing Company:
Wigu’s newly released children’s book series, When I Grow Up…, features vocations many children dream about – a firefighter, a teacher, a soldier, a doctor – all combining engaging elements of storytelling with real world facts and information. Both educational and fun, the fully illustrated book series takes its readers on a journey of discovery, exploring how one finds their career, learns the necessary skills, and how they excel and grow within their chosen field. http://whenigrowupbooks.com/aboutus/our-team/
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If You Were Me and Lived in Italy. A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World by Carole P. Roman, illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga
About the Book: Join Carole P. Roman as she visits the Republic of Italy. Learn what it is like to live in Rome, see the famous architecture, celebrate a favorite holiday and discover popular names for both boys and girls. Be fascinated with it’s diverse and rich history and colorful traditions. On the way, you might learn a word or two in Italian!
Read more of Carole P. Roman’s books http://caroleproman.com/books
My Review: We are taking a trip to Italy. This book gives readers an inside into the culture of Italy. Known in ancient times as the home of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire stretched over almost 48 modern day countries.
Do you know that Rome was founded by Emperor Romulus in the year 753 BC? Making it one of the oldest city in Europe.
It was interesting to read that Rome is the only city in the world that has another country inside its borders, the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church which is considered as an independent state, has its capital as the Vatican City.
Learn about their currency the Euro, food and one of the most famous places in Italy, the Coliseum. Is it the largest Amphitheatre in the world built with ancient concrete and stones, and sit 5,000 to 8,000 people. The Coliseum was famous for public events like the Gladiators fights.
With only 30 pages the author did her best to give readers a lot of information including 3 pages of pronunciation guide. I highly recommend this book for classroom teaching.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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