All the Little Miss History books that I’ve read are interesting, well-written and beautifully-illustrated. I was delighted to realise there was a Sequoia National Park book, as it’s a place we’d wanted to visit for a while. This book combines real photographs with detailed illustrations, as Little Miss History explains the differences between Redwood and Sequoia trees, and a bit about the park’s history.
I was amazed to realise just how BIG Sequoia trees are! The idea that a tree grows enough extra wood each year to build a 5-6 bedroomed house is staggering (especially as they can live for 3000 years!) Examples of a log cabin being build from a fallen trunk, and a road tunnel being cut through another trunk also make you appreciate this incredible size.
It was sad to read why this area struggles with air pollution issues, but I liked that Little Miss History gives young readers a prompt to find solutions to this...
All in all, another interesting book in the series, which kids will enjoy. Highly recommended.
Barbara Ann Mojica’s book is an absolute delight, enhanced by the terrific illustrations by Victor Ramon Mojica.
From the wonderful, rhyming introduction, through to the prelude to her next book, the young reader is treated to a veritable treasure trove of facts that are gleaned from an exciting visit to the Sequoia National Park.
No stone is left unturned. The trees and the wonderful things they make. The history dating back to the Native Americans, through the Gold Rush, to the raising of sheep and cattle and the creation of the National Park.
The present day park is given as much coverage as its history, and the beautiful pictures bring it alive. The General Sherman Tree Trail, the Kaweah River, the waterfall of Tokopah Canyon, and Moro Rock.
And wildlife is not skimped either. Black bears, brown, cinnamon and blonde bears, mountain lions and bighorn sheep are all included.
This educational book does not gloss over the harsh realities of the Park, such as air pollution, and even invites the readers to put their thinking caps on and come up with solutions.
I have tutored children in the UK for many years and am fully aware that it is always imperative to hold the child’s attention by providing interesting stimuli around the subject. Barbara Ann Mojica delivers on all fronts with this great little book.
We are proud to announce that LITTLE MISS HISTORY TRAVELS TO SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK by Barbara Ann Mojica is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!