Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Happy Fourth!

School Library Journal Review:
PreS-K-- A small town celebrates America's birthday . and the family featured in Thanksgiving at Our House (1991) and A Valentine for You (1991, both Clarion) joins in the fun. Everything is red, white, and blue in a subdued, pastel sort of way. Snippets of patriotic songs, childhood rhymes , and chants are boxed and set off from the illustrations. Fried chicken, potato salad, and fireworks are all part of the pleasant, rural festivities. A perfectly nice rendering of the external aspects of our nation's holiday, but urban children and recent immigrants may need some explanations of some of the colloquialisms. --Anna Biagioni Hart, Martha Washington Library, Alexandria, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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