Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What is the Story of our Flag?

TITLE: What Is the Story of Our Flag?
AUTHOR: Janice Behrens
ILLUSTRATOR: various photographers
PUBLISHER: Children's Press

What Is the Story of Our Flag? is a new nonfiction reader. This book talks about the history of the flag of the USA in language that young children can understand. Some of the topics include Betsy Ross, the meaning of the stars and stripes, and Flag Day. It includes a contents page, word hunt, and index. One thing that makes this book appealing is the brightly colored photographs. I would recommend this book for a classroom library for a unit on the flag as well as the elementary school library.

My son and I enjoyed this book.