Review of Little Miss HISTORY Travels to the STATUE of LIBERTY by Barbara Ann Mojica

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

My review:
Did you know that the first ticker tape parade (a parade that I associate with the New York Yankees) was to celebrate the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty? Did you know that even children donated money to help fund the building of the statue’s pedestal? Did you know that the Statue of Liberty’s second engineer was Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the Eiffel Tower? Once again, Barbara Ann Mojica has given me (and other readers) a fun look at history with her book Little Miss HISTORY Travels to The STATUE of LIBERTY, the second in the Little Miss HISTORY series.

The back of the book states, “Since her last trip to Mount Rushmore, Little Miss HISTORY has journeyed more than 1700 miles over land, sea, and air to reach her second destination, the Statue of Liberty. This national treasure stands proudly in New York Harbor welcoming all people to the land of freedom and opportunity. In this second book of the series, Little Miss HISTORY helps you discover who thought of the Statue of Liberty in the first place, the values she symbolizes, the architects and engineers who built Lady Liberty, and the little known individuals who contributed their pennies to make her debut in New York’s harbor possible. You will learn about why she remains a promise and symbol of the hopes and aspirations of many people around the world and not just immigrants coming to America.” Just like with Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE, Barbara delivers all that she promises in Little Miss HISTORY Travels to The STATUE of LIBERTY!

Facts about the Statue of Liberty are mixed in with information of the state of the United States at the time of her building and journey to America. The book is engaging and informative without being overwhelming in just the right mixture to get kids of all ages (and adults, too) interested in reading this book and series. Although it is part of a series, you don’t need to read the books in order, which is a nice feature. The Little Miss HISTORY series should be on the shelves of every home, public, and school library!

The illustrations, provided again by Barbara’s husband, Victor Ramon Mojica, are a great mix of drawing and photos to help tell the story of the Statue of Liberty from inception in France to its completion in New York. If you’ve ever been to the Statue of Liberty, the illustrations and text highlight what you have seen. If you haven’t, they make you feel like you are there.

Like Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE, which was reviewed a few days ago here, Little Miss HISTORY Travels to The STATUE of LIBERTY is 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches and is available in paperback. This installment is a bit longer at 40 pages, but this doesn’t change the weight in any noticeable way, making this another book easy for small hands to hold and to fit in diaper and school bags to carry with ease.

What other people on Amazon.com are saying about Little Miss HISTORY Travels to The STATUE of LIBERTY:
“Once again, Ms. Mojica has produced a bona fide winner. The only good descriptive I can come up with for this book is ‘amazing’. And I don’t mean the over-used meaning of the word. I was totally blown away by what I didn’t know about the Statue of Liberty. This story is not just for kids. The one who reads the book and the one who hears the narrative will both benefit from the telling.”

“My favorite subject in school was History so I am trying to instill that love in my daughter. This book is not only informational, but it’s a fun way to introduce kids to History. The pictures, both drawn and photographs, add a nice element to the book and make it enjoyable to read for the kids (and the parents). This is a great way to prepare a family for a trip to the Statue of Liberty or even for a field trip there. Our family is looking forward to the next book in this series.”

“Well, Barbara Ann Mojica has done it again! This is a well-illustrated factual book. It also has a number of real pictures that are relevant to the story. The timeline takes you from the idea of the statue in 1865, right through its development to when it was designated a National Monument in 1924. What I love about this story is that it can be a great asset to children who plan to visit the Statue of Liberty, but it also offers valuable information in its own right. It is an engaging read and gives an interesting insight into a fascinating piece of history.”

Where you can find Little Miss HISTORY Travels to The STATUE of LIBERTY:
Little Miss History Travels to The STATUE of LIBERTY 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: 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.

Next, Little Miss HISTORY travels to Sequoia National Park. To what other places would you like to see Little Miss HISTORY travel?

Also, please remember to stop back again soon to read an interview with Barbara!

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