Friday, February 25, 2011

The American Patriot's Almanac Review

This book has an old feel to it with the rough edges, ink, paper color, and images. It makes you feel like you are stepping into history before you even open the cover. It's designed to read one entry per day of the year. This is a more significant event with several other less significant events that happened on this date during a different year briefly described as well. Many of the events you will know and reading about them will be a reminder, while others will be new. This book is not dry at all and in fact, is quite interesting to read. It definitely falls more into a living book category. Some of the topics covered include the Constitution, songs and poems of American patriotism, state flags, facts, and symbols, and prayers for the American people.

This book would be great in a homeschool or classroom setting. The entries are short and would be easy to quickly read each day. If that is all you do, your child would still learn a wealth of history but each of these events could easily be expanded upon and a full study done. The book is a hardcover and very sturdy. Any family or classroom would get many years of use out of it.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.