Review of Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE by Barbara Ann Mojica

Disclosure: I was given a copy of Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE for an honest review. All opinions expressed are mine.

My review
Do you know how tall the carvings at Mount Rushmore are? Do you know how much it cost to create this national memorial? Do you know the history of Native Americans and Mount Rushmore? If you read Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE by Barbara Ann Mojica, you and your child can learn this…and much more!

As per the back of the book, “Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE is the first in a series of books using the Little Miss History character as a guide. She looks like a wannabe park ranger with pig tails and hiking boots three sizes too big. With her, as your child’s guide, learning about people and places of historical importance will be fun and educational. The aim of these books is to whet your child’s appetite to learn more about history and perhaps even visit these landmarks with you. Little Miss History presents information in a whimsical and factual way while amusing your child.” I found this description to be so true!

I will be honest…history was never my strong suit when I was a student (and even now). How I wish my school had books such as Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE to teach us during history class! This book is informative as well as entertaining, and it allows you to have discussions with children about the subject matter. (Books that can get you and a child to speak about something are winners in our house.) It is written in a way that children will want to learn about Mount Rushmore without being bored.

Not only is the story interesting, but the illustrations were great as well, as they help tell the story of the creation of Mount Rushmore. The illustrations were done by Barbara’s husband, Victor Ramon Mojica, whose children’s book Captain Crossbones in The Treasure Hunt will be reviewed here soon. Not only was it a family affair to create the book, the entire book is family-friendly.

I look forward to this series and seeing all the places that Little Miss History will go, and so will children of all ages. (Her next stop is The Statue of Liberty. The review of Little Miss HISTORY Travels to The STATUE of LIBERTY will be available on my blog tomorrow, followed by an interview with Barbara.)

Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE is 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches and contains 36 pages, making it easy for a child to bring to school for Show and Tell or just to show friends and teachers!

What others on have to say about Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE:
“In Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE author Barbara Ann Mojica overcomes the obstacle by ‘enlisting’ the services of an intriguing character to teach children about America’s past. The adventurous Little Miss History delivers a history lesson permeated with fascinating details, which, along with the great illustrations, will no doubt appeal to young readers and captivate their imagination.”

“I was always fascinated by children’s books that help children to develop a knowledge of American history. Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE is written in a very creative way by historian Barbara A. Mojica. The author wisely introduces children to the historical facts, value, and meaning of American historical landmarks. Easy to follow, this delightful children’s book captured my attention from the first page. Informative, uplifting, and amusing, Little Miss History took me for a wonderful trip to Mount Rushmore, where she introduced me to a piece of American history.”

“The detailed illustrations allow Little Miss History to take kids to Mount Rushmore, and the writing style of the book gives factual information in a way they will understand. As an educator, I know that hands on learning is best. ‘Traveling to Mount Rushmore’ in this book is a great way for kids to learn all about the historical landmark. As I mom, I can tell you that my kids (both in the classroom and at home) will love this book. Highly recommend! Cant wait for the next book in the series to come out.”

Where you can find Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE:
Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE is available at websites including CreateSpace’s, Amazon’s, and Barnes and Noble’s, as well as at local bookstores. Here are a few links to purchase the book:, , and

Also, don’t forget to check out Little Miss HISTORY’s website:, where you can find Barbara’s blog and Little Miss HISTORY merchandise.

Reading this book makes me want to visit Mount Rushmore. Have you ever visited this national memorial?

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