Monday, January 27, 2014
Review: When I Grow Up I Want To Be...In The US Army! by:Wigu Publishing
About the Book:
When Jake’s teacher assigns a “career” project, Jake decides he wants to be a soldier in the United States Army. Jake and his father visit an Army surplus store to find items he can use to present his project. As they search the store, each item makes the history and proud spirit of the U.S. Army come to life for Jake and readers alike. Through Jake’s discoveries, readers are introduced to the history of the U.S. Army, what soldiers’ duties include, and the equipment they use.
About the Author:
Wigu Publishing is a collaboration of talented and creative individuals working together to create informative and fun books for our children. Our titles serve to introduce children to the people in their communities who serve others through their vocations. Wigu's books are unique in that they help our children to visualize the abundant opportunities that exist for them to be successful and to make a difference. Our goal is to inspire the great leaders and thinkers of tomorrow.
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 doctor - all combining engaging elements of storytelling with real world facts and information. Both educational and fun, the fully illustrated book series serves to introduce children to the people in their communities who serve others through their jobs. Each book 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.
Jake's class assignment was pretty much a slam dunk, it was a career project of sorts. The assignment--decide what you want to be when you grow up and either draw a special poster depicting all about said career OR dress as you would in said career and tell the entire class all about it. Well Jake came up with several ideas, he was just having trouble deciding which one to choose. So Jake told his Dad all about it and together they came up with a great choice, a soldier in the US Army. After all Jake's Dad had been in the Army and his grandfather as well.
So a trip to the Army Surplus store it shall be. Jake was going to have to look the part and he couldn't wait to learn more about this exciting career. As Jake and his Dad went along on this shopping trip Jake was finding out more and more about the different badges they sometimes wore and what different terms meant that a soldier used. It was so exciting to Jake!
This story about Jake really puts into children terms what the US Army is all about. It explains many things military that a child would otherwise have a hard time understand and it explained many things I didn't even know the answers to. My boys really enjoyed the book and look forward to many more. I enjoy this book and others in the series because of the educational side that is placed in the book right along the fiction side.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.