Review of Little Miss HISTORY Travels to SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK

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

My review:
Although Little Miss HISTORY travels by land, sea, and air to reach her destinations, readers of the Little Miss HISTORY books need only to crack open one of her books to visit exciting places. In Barbara Ann Mojica’s third installation of the series, Little Miss HISTORY Travels to SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, you will learn about trees and their importance, the men in the park for which the trees were named, geology of the land, animals that call the park their home, and a major problem that the park faces.

The description from Amazon states, “Since her last expedition to the Statue of Liberty, Little Miss HISTORY is flying across the North American continent to the recesses of Sequoia National Park, where she is skydiving into its forest! Here in the ‘land of the living giants,’ the reader will learn about the differences between redwood and sequoia trees and of its first inhabitants and wildlife. Through breathtaking illustrations, adventurers will traverse its trails and immerse themselves in the awesome beauty and magnificence of Sequoia National Park. Readers will also discover the hidden dangers lurking there.”

As with her first two books in this series, Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE and Little Miss HISTORY Travels to The STATUE of LIBERTY, Barbara gives readers a delightful book with much information about American history and environmental issues. Facts about people, places, and things are told in a clear way that will entice children’s desire to learn without confusing or boring them. As in other books, she ends asking a question. This time it’s to ask readers to think of ways to solve pollution that affects Sequoia National Park.

As I have stated before, I wish these books were out when I was in school or that Barbara was my teacher! I never had much interest in history (please don’t tell Barbara!), but I love these books. I think that they have enough information to satisfy children (and some adults) who are reading them and will make them want to learn more. My dad, who was a history buff, would have loved these books. I know he would have had these nearby to read to me as I was growing up.

Illustrations, provided once again by Barbara’s husband, Victor Ramon Mojica, are wonderful. His custom mix of drawings and photographs catch the eye and help explain the words on each page. His talent adds much strength to Barbara’s books.

Like the other books in the Little Miss HISTORY series, this book is 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches and available in paperback. This book is a bit longer than her last two at 44 pages, but is still easy for hands of all sizes to carry.

What others on Amazon.com have to say about Little Miss HISTORY Travels to SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK:
“Purchased this for my children after being drawn in by the illustrations, and they all loved it (even my youngest one). Little Miss History gets kids excited about traveling to different places across the country. It is tough to find a factual history book that kids will sit and listen to. This one proved to be just that (and even mommy learned several new facts). Highly recommend for kids from preschool on up to high school. 5 Stars, you will not be sorry you purchased this book!”

“What a great series of books to get children interested in history … and such a fun way to learn history!! This book starts with a bang … and is packed full of historical facts about Sequoia National Park told in a way that will entice children to become curious about finding out more. I know I am! The illustrations are fabulous! Right from the beginning, the book drew me in with “Little Miss History,” as the guide. She’s a strong (and fun) guide and spokesperson. I can see these books being presented as an animated TV series, possibly on the History Channel, or similar channel! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series, which is cleverly introduced to readers on the last page of the book.”

“I have tutored children in the UK for many years and am fully aware that it is always imperative to hold the child’s attention by providing interesting stimuli around the subject. Barbara Ann Mojica delivers on all fronts with this great little book.”

“Travels continue for Barbara Ann Mojica’s Miss History. In the third installment of her delightfully entertaining and educational series, “Little Miss HISTORY Travels to Sequoia National Park.” Mrs. Mojica’s heroine, the erudite Miss HISTORY, takes the reader on an expedition to the breathtaking Sequoia National Park, as she eloquently divulges fascinating facts about the park’s history, about the people instrumental in making this park a reality, and about the fascinating characteristics of the awesome sequoia trees. Victor Ramon Mojica’s gorgeous illustrations add a joyous dimension to this lovely masterpiece.”

Where you can find Little Miss HISTORY Travels to SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK:
Links to purchase Little Miss HISTORY Travels to SEQUOIA  NATIONAL  PARK  include www.createspace.com, www.amazon.com, and www.barnesandnoble.com.

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

Little Miss HISTORY next travels to Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. Do you know anything about Ford’s Theater?

2 Responses to “Review of Little Miss HISTORY Travels to SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK”

  1. Geena Bean June 22, 2014 8:32 am #

    Wonderful review, Kim. As a child, I absolutely loved history and the environment which lead me to often turn to my grandfather’s maps and encyclopedias. I’m sure I would have loved these books back then!
    I will pass on the word about Barbara’s series to those of my friends and colleagues with smaller children.

    • June 23, 2014 7:22 pm #

      Hi, Geena:

      Thank you for your comment and compliment! I am sure Barbara will be thrilled that you plan to pass the word on about her series. I have been talking to people about her books, too. I know a lot of kids who would enjoy them.

      Thanks so much!
      Kim

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