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Wigu's newly released children's book series, When I Grow Up I Want To Be..., features vocations many children dream about - a firefighter, a teacher, a soldier, a nurse - all combining engaging elements of storytelling with real world facts and information. Both educational and fun, the fully illustrated book series takes its readers on a journey of discovery, exploring how one finds their career, learns the necessary skills, and how they excel and grow within their chosen field.
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You're in the Army Now! This book is geared towards elementary school students, and tells about a career in the U. S. Army. The story-line centers on a school assignment a boy named Jake has. Each student has to give an oral report about what he would like to be when he grows up, what career he would like to pursue. Don't know what to do? Talk with others! Jake has no idea what he wants to do, so that evening talks with his Dad. His Father reminds him he was in the army. That causes Jake to consider joining the Army. During a trip to an Army surplus store, Jake's Dad explains the variety of careers that are available in the Army. From this discussion Jake learns what the different ranks are, what many of the insignia and medals stand for, along with the importance the military is to our country. Wouldn't a book filled with facts be boring? This book had lots of information that would be perfect for school aged children to read, yet it was not overwhelming. The great pictures on every page illustrate and add a lot to the narrative. All the data was creatively added as part of a story-line that followed Jake working on a school assignment. That made the volume more like a story instead of a book with a bunch of dry facts. For boys only? Although this story followed a boy, girls would enjoy this book, too. In fact there was a side story about a classmate of Jake’s named Hannah. She had a surprise career choice that was revealed in the end. I found this 5-star book very interesting and learned things myself--including what GI stands for. You can find the answer to that question, along with many other fascinating facts, in this volume. This narrative would be a great resource for students working on an assignment about careers, as well as, a very informative work for anyone who wants to learn about the U. S. Army. The goal of this book's publishing company, Wigu Publishing, is that their books will be: "both educational and fun, our stories are told through the eyes of young boys and girls, and will inspire them to reach their full potential and become contributing citizens of this great country!" That goal has certainly been met with this book, and I recommend it. I’d like to thank the author for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal.
Given To Me For An Honest Review When I Grow Up I Want To Be ... in the U.S. Army!: Jake Learns about the U.S. Army! by Wigu Publishing is a great educational read for everyone. There is information about the roles, structure, and the tools used by the Army. Jake's teacher gives the class an assignment, "What do you want to be when your grow up?" The children are to research what they want to be and then give a report to the class. Jake's dad takes him to an Army surplus store to look around and find a uniform. Not only does Jake learn about the Army but so does the reader. There is a lot of information that is shared but it is not overwhelming. The illustrations are big and bright. The colors are very clear. There are both created pictures along with real time photos included which makes it a nice variety. At the end of the book is a glossary. Having the glossary in the book is a real good idea, because if a question comes up about a word then the reader can look it up. I gave this book 5 stars but wish I could give more. I highly recommend this to everyone. It would make a great addition to anyone's bookshelf. I look for more of these books from Wigu Publishing.
WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE...IN THE U.S. NAVY!: NOAH TOURS AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER! by Wigi Publishing is an interesting children's book/educational/career/military. #4 in the "When I Grow Up I Want To Be...", these are stand alone titles. I absolutely love this series! It is very educational, informative, and lots of fun, with wonderful illustrations. A learning experience for not only children but for adults as well. In This one, we learn exciting details about an aircraft carrier and each crew member's vital role. I would highly recommend this title, to not only young readers, but to educators, school libraries, parents, teachers, and grand-parents. Anyone who enjoys learning more about the U.S. Military is sure to love this title. I look forward to the next installment. Coming soon from Wigu Publishing. An educational and fun read! Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING: 5 HEAT RATING: NONE/CHILDREN'S REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Just like “When I Grow Up I Want to be… a Teacher! – Carlee Learns a Surprising Lesson!”, this book has a mix of cartoon and real-life pictures/photos. There are also some very nice pencil sketch illustrations included that I thought were very well done. This book described a lot of what is involved with being a soldier in the US Army. It describes some of the units that a person can belong to. It talks about some of the equipment used by soldiers and the ranks a soldier can have. There is a helpful index in the back with military terms and the book is loaded with fact boxes about the Army. That is a nice addition to the book. I like that the book shows all the jobs of a soldier. It shows that the Army needs doctors, lawyers, firefighters, cooks and a lot more. I think this is a good introduction to what it is like being a soldier for kids. *NOTE I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review