Meet Our Flag, Old Glory
Illustrated by Joan Paley
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
"This book presents the meaning of the flag in brief, rhyming text that readers will relate to…. The cut-paper collage illustrations are bright and bold…. A brief history of the flag is included. Pair this excellent resource with Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Sampson's I Pledge Allegiance (Candlewick) for a ready-made history lesson."
— School Library Journal
"The cut paper collages in bright colors are a terrific pairing to this ode to the American flag. As the author's flap copy notes, she was brought home in a red, white and blue blanket as a baby and was inspired to write her story when she saw all the flags at an opening ceremony for the Olympics... The young children depicted in this picture book are proud of the flag and proud of their country. They see flags at the baseball stadium, flying outside their front doors and recite the "Pledge of Allegiance" each day at school. The closing pages offer a brief history of the American flag (Old Glory) which is not only interesting, but will make this book useful for older readers working on school reports or just curious about the evolution of our national flag." — Children's Literature Review
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