School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 1-2-These simply written titles offer information on national symbols' significance and history. On each spread three to six lines of text address a single topic or idea. However, the information is scant and some of the concepts, especially in Liberty and Lincoln, may be difficult for youngsters to understand (e.g., "symbol of unity"). While the books have large print and unfamiliar words are in bold (and defined in the glossary), the vocabulary will definitely challenge those drawn to a "first" reader. A significant amount of each page is taken up by a large black-and-white or full-color photograph or reproduction; the quality of these illustrations varies. In two of the volumes, the lists for further reading only include books for older readers. Unless interest demands, most libraries can skip these slight titles.-Peg Glisson, Mendon Center Elementary School, Pittsford, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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