Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Abraham's Journey: A Celebration of the American Dream-Review


We received a softcover book from Inspiring the American Dream called, "Abraham's Journey: A Celebration of the American Dream." This a wonderful book for children to relate the American Dream. However, the book mixed a little of old and new well known individuals in our History books.

Although the reading level may be for children of 7-12. We used for multi-levels through story time, painting, and a book report. I enjoyed reading Abraham's Journey: A Celebration of the American Dream with my children. We cuddled on the couch together for story time. After reading the book, we sat there for an additional 20 minutes or so discussing the book. There were lots of questions, for example,

Who is...
Where was Santa...
Can we paint...

Now some of you may think they missed the point, but I didn’t look at it that way. I saw the will power of wanting more information and that my friends is where children should be, asking for more. The back of the book provided a brief description of the “who is” question. As for Santa, that was more of a sarcastic question from my youngest son. He recent discovered that there isn’t a Santa. So, that all made us laugh of course. Then we have the painting, my children hear the word paint, they want to paint, and we did. I had them paint something they remembered from Abraham’s Journey: A Celebration of the American Dream.

Now, my oldest son of course read Abraham’s Journey: A Celebration of the American Dream on his own. He then had to write a book report. I think that was a great way for him to still participate with us, but on a higher level. Of course, this wasn’t a very long book. So, he didn’t really put up fight, but I think he really enjoyed the book. His finished book report was by far one of his best reports.


Inspiring the American Dream has "Abraham’s Journey: A Celebration of the American Dream."at an affordable price of $14.99. It's a nice way to teach children that dreams can happen, if we’re determined to achieve that dream. Not only did it address the American Dream, but also discussed that we each have a special talent. If we apply those talents into the right direction, it can benefit both parties. It also included giving back to those less fortunate is imperative.

I have to favorites for Abraham’s Journey: A Celebration of the American Dream.  First are the various morals being taught throughout the book, working hard and applying ourselves. Secondly, the way the author introduced well known individuals in our History. I think the way Mark was introduced made me chuckle a little, but my younger child chucked with me. However, they had no clue way, but did it anyway and that made me laugh even harder. 

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this product through the Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.


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