Editorial Review

A noteworthy review of Holidays and Celebrations from Children's Bookwatch on September 1, 2013

Independence Day begins with an introductory chapter on celebrating America’s birthday. It continues with background history of the Declaration of Independence, favored celebration activities including parades, songs, marches, flags and fireworks. Lyrics of favorite patriotic songs are included, along with a recipe for healthy Patriotic Fruit Salad and directions for making a flag fan for a Fourth craft activity. Final pages include a listing of web sites and bibliography, a handy glossary of terms, and an index. All pages are tastefully illustrated with water color, ink and pencil art works of favored Independence Day activities and events. Independence Day is an appropriate educational resource for students age 7-11, along with other titles from the same Holidays and Celebrations series.

—James A. Cox

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