About the Book
Author: WIGU Publishing
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Number of Pages: 44
Synopsis: When Jake’s teacher assigns a “career” project, Jake decides he wants to be a soldier in the United States Army. Jake and his father visit an Army surplus store to find items he can use to present his project. As they search the store, each item makes the history and proud spirit of the U.S. Army come to life for Jake and readers alike. Through Jake’s discoveries, readers are introduced to the history of the U.S. Army, what soldiers’ duties include, and the equipment they use.
Jake's teacher poses a thought-provoking question when she asks the class what they want to be when they grow up. Jake's classmates have many ideas, but Jake's not so sure. He could be a firefighter, secret agent, solider, or even the president. The possibilities are endless. After talking with his dad, Jake decides he wants to learn more about being a soldier so his quest to discover more about the U.S. Army begins.
This is such a great story. It highlights many important aspects of the U.S. Army such as the different ranks, weapons, and duties of the servicemen. One of the best parts of the story are the illustrations. Real photos are used alongside the drawn illustrations which help young readers get a better understanding of the U.S. Army. There are also text boxes with historical and present day information that instills learning. This is a well written, all around good read for children.
I highly recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.