Sunday, November 27, 2016

Land of the Pilgrims' Pride by Callista Gingrich & Illustrated by Susan Arciero

My Bookish Itinerary - Cutie Pie's Shelf - Children's Book Review

Title: Land of the Pilgrims' Pride

(Ellis the Elephant)
Author: Callista Gingrich
Illustrator: Susan Arciero
Length: 28 pages
Publisher: Regnery Kids
Classification: Children's Book
Release Date: October 1, 2012
Source: Library Book
In the New York Times bestseller, Sweet Land of Liberty, Ellis the Elephant sets off on a quest to find out how America became a free and exceptional nation. Now Ellis is back and ready to learn about the birth of our great nation in Land of the Pilgrims' Pride. Written and illustrated by Callista Gingrich and Susan Arciero, Ellis once again educates and entertains as he discovers America's thirteen original colonies. Starting in Virginia, Ellis journeys through each of the colonies and learns about their unique characteristics. From Pocahantas to Benjamin Franklin, Ellis experiences life in Colonial America. Perfect for children ages 4-8, Land of the Pilgrims' Pride will delight young and adult readers alike while exploring how America began.

Cutie Pie is 9 years old & Cutie Pie #2 is 5 years old

First Thoughts:

Cutie Pie: I think it is a nice history book to read and it really shows us the past.

Cutie Pie #2: I liked it.

What is this book about?

Cutie Pie #1: It is about Ellis going on a trip and learned about The United States of America's history.

Cutie Pie #2: Traveling to different places.

What was your favorite part of the story?

Cutie Pie: I don't really have one, because I think all of it is great.

Cutie Pie #2: When I saw the horse.

Why did you like it?

Cutie Pie: Because I learned about America's history.

Cutie Pie #2: Well, because I love horses.

Is there anything you didn't like about this book?

Cutie Pie: No, I liked it all.

Cutie Pie #2: No, I liked all of it.

Do you like the illustrations?

Cutie Pie: Yes, they are great.

Cutie Pie #2: Yes.

Who do you think will like this book?

Cutie Pie: Everyone.

Cutie Pie #2: Everybody.


Cutie Pie:

Cutie Pie #2

Overall, I think this is a very interesting book. This was our first Ellis the Elephant book, so I definitely think we will need to check out this book series. I picked this book out from the library based on the title: Land of the Pilgrims' Pride, thinking it would be a good Thanksgiving read. The Pilgrims that landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts wasn't the focus of the story. But instead more about all of the original Thirteen Colonies and how The United States of America started. This book is packed full of early American history and information. I think that it is a good introduction for children to learn about the Thirteen Colonies. The words flow and rhyme, which keeps children interested in listening to the story. The illustrations are also great. Though, I do think my 4th grader understood the story a lot more than my Kindergartner. The book recommends ages 4-8 on the front cover. Both girls seemed to enjoy the story though. So I recommend checking it out!

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