Friday, June 27, 2014
The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner" Review
America will celebrate its 238th birthday next Friday. How do you celebrate? Me? With food, family, friends and fireworks of course.
There is always one song played on this day that reminds us of our independence. The same anthem that is played every time our grand ole' flag is raised before sporting events, when a medal is won, or when our troops from battle return. The Star Spangled Banner.
I was recently asked to review the book The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner" written by Patricia A. Pingry. This book, in less than 200 words, tells the story of how the words to our national anthem came to be written. Above all, it teaches basic flag manners. Remove you hats and place your right hand over your heart. I think young and old alike need to be reminded of these basics at times. The board book is beautifully illustrated and the story takes you back in time. The pride you feel is amazing.
The book is recommended for ages 2 to 5, but I love these books for my 7 year old because she reads it herself.
Our children are never too young to learn and the learning never ends. You can get your very own copy of this book through Ideals Books, Amazon or your local Christian book store.
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Ideals Books for providing the book for this review. I will not receive monetary compensation for this review.