I absolutely LOVE this book! The format is simple, yet so packed full of useful ideas. It’s easy to use, easy to understand, and easy to find what you’re looking for. The Table of Contents is both alphabetized and categorized, the summaries make it possible to adlib the story on your own if you can’t find a copy of the book, the discussion questions are simple without overly moralizing, activities are creative, and fun facts are FUN! In other words, I love EVERYTHING about this book! I’ve been recommending this book to everyone I know – especially young mothers. I understand the author is working on a sequel based on children’s history books. That one will be a definite MUST on my list.
As a homeschooling mom, teacher, and now a grandma, it is the perfect Grandma-time tool as well. Definitely helps me with fun ideas and constructive activities to use when the grand-kids come to visit. When they started arguing over toys one day, I pulled the book out, thumbed through it quickly and read the summary of “It’s Mine.” Since I didn’t have time to run to the library, I just kind of made it up as I went with the summary as the basis. We had a great time playing leap frog and making origami paper frogs after my adlib telling of the story. Even the older children were interested in learning the differences between a frog and a toad in the FUN FACTS. But the best part was our croaking contest – we were laughing soooo hard! And even better yet… they got the point of the story! I will gradually be adding many of these book suggestions to my private library to keep on hand and read with them.