Gr 3-5-The "primary source" material in these books is only the historical photographs spread throughout. Each title has three to four short chapters, photographs with long captions, and informational sidebars. Egan covers the essentials of American government in clear sentences. While most elementary-grade students will reject these books as far too simplistic, reluctant readers or students with delayed cognitive abilities may find them useful. They are far less comprehensive than titles in the "I Know America" or "Land of the Free" series (both Millbrook) or Watts's "First Books."-Linda Beck, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.