I was attracted to the spunky girl cartoon character on the front of this book, and the inside did not disappoint. Every page is beautifully-illustrated, with enough key facts on the history of Mount Rushmore to capture the imagination, without too many to make kids feel swamped. Little Miss History takes you by the hand and draws you into each scene, allowing the reader to feel connected with the story, and involved in the activities that are described.
I particularly liked that the book sensitively tackles the history of New American rights to land versus Native American rights, encouraging children to see both sides to this argument and to adopt an attitude of tolerance.
A thoroughly enjoyable read! I hope that Little Miss History will travel far, and continue to report back on her discoveries!
Reading more like a picture book with a short paragraph on each page along with a full illustration, this book is GREAT for younger kids who want/need the basic facts but do not want to have to read a more lengthy chapter book. Learn the length of their noses, width of their mouths, cost of build etc. Author also talks about the new memorial being built nearby of Chief Crazy Horse and the request to return the lands around Mt. Rushmore to the Native Americans.
I was pleasantly surprised at how clear and readable this book was on my Kindle Paperwhite. I purchased this for our daughter who had to write a report on Mount Rushmore. It was very helpful to her. I was not required to write a review but chose to do so. Thanks, Liz
What a delightful book. The illustrations are great and children will love them. It is `History' who tells the story and discusses 150 years of American History. This particular book is about Mount Rushmore and Chief Crazy Horse. It raises questions about who that geographical area belongs too and whether everyone should celebrate that piece of history together. If you want to know a bit about Mount Rushmore, or are travelling to America it is a great one for the children. Loved it!
We are very proud to announce that "Little Miss History Travels to Mount Rushmore" by Barbara Ann Mojica is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is certainly worth their time and money!