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When I was asked to review the picture book Mighty Big and Super Great: Texas is the Lone Star State I leapt at the chance. Who wouldn’t take an opportunity to learn about a place where a good friend lives? She’s intrigued me often by the places she goes with her children so it’s only right to learn more eh?
Anyways, Mighty Big and Super Great is written by a lad who obviously have a love for her state. Written in rhyme, set in an aa bb meter, we are introduced to heroes of old, the economics of Texas as well as the people and culture. The graphics bring the land to life, showing the wide open spaces, the bluebonnets, Texas’ motto, the oil rigs and the cattle. We are introduced to places of beauty and the capital city.
Does it have EVERYTHING about Texas in it? No.. I saw no big cities, swimming pools or movie stars. No pictures of big business…but I was shown the heart of Texas and that’s a lovely thing to see. 🙂
If you are of a mind to start learning about the State of Texas, this heart felt book is a great place to start. Maybe it will get you in the mood to start exploring this state eh?
At the close of the book you will find a number of facts about Texas pages, including the Texas song and pledge and a map of the state.
Mighty Big and Super Great, Texas is the lone star state. Amber Manning (author) Kory Fluckiger (illustrator) Bluebonnet Kids. Hardcover, ages 5-10, 32 pages Non fiction, USA, geography, poetry Where to find: Amazon Link.
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