I recently had the opportunity to read the book Discover America: From Sea to Shining Sea illustrated by Julie Olson. Discover America is fun book for children where Olson has illustrated scenes to go with the song America the Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates.
In the book we see a little boy purchase a red balloon on the west coast of the United States and watch as it travels across America and eventually is caught by a little girl in New York.
I read the book to my little girls and they loved finding the red balloon on each page and pointed out the details that they saw. Because the words are simple, it’s fun to just look at the beautiful illustrations created by Julie Olson and to see different parts of the United States.
The last page shows a map of the United States and each place the balloon went as it traveled across the continent. I was able to show the girls where we live (Utah), but my daughter insisted she lives in Kansas because Kansas starts with a K and so does Kami and anything that starts with the letter K says Kami. She’s only 3. I just went along with it. You just can’t argue with the girl. 🙂
This is a really cute book to buy for Memorial Day or the 4th of July to show your kids different parts of our great country.
Make sure you check it out at Deseret Book!
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