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THE HERO BOOK: LEARNING LESSONS FROM THE PEOPLE YOU ADMIRE

Author: Ellen Sabin

Illustrator: Kerren Barbas

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Publisher: Watering Can Press,

Material: hard cover

Summary: The Hero Book is a highly interactive book that helps kids realize that heroes come in many shapes and sizes, and they may not always be celebrities or sports stars. The book has many places for children to fill in the blanks, deciding who in their world is worthy of being called a hero. The most important thing about this book is that it allows children to see that they are heroes in their world.

Type of Reading: family reading, read aloud book, interactive reading

Recommended Age: read together: 6 to 12; read yourself: 8 to 10

Interest Level: 6 to 10

Age of Child: Read with 7-year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: This book was cool! I learned that I have a lot of heroes around where I live.

Adult Reader Reaction: This book is interactive and takes the child on a journey. It is not as long as The Giving Book and not quite as in depth, but it would still be a great addition to a child’s library.

Pros: The book allows children to see that all types of people are heroes and helps children, through engaging illustrations and questions, identify who the heroes are in their lives.

Cons: The only con would be that once the child fills out the book, he/she will probably not read it again. It seems like a one-time participatory book.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. I would buy this book in addition to The Giving Book just to have it as a reference after the child has filled it in initially.

If You Liked This Book, Try: THE GIVING BOOK: OPEN THE DOOR TO A LIFETIME OF GIVING   DARE TO DREAM! 25 Extraordinary Lives   GEORGE WASHINGTON'S UNSUNG HEROES

Educational Themes: The educational theme is mainly related to social conscience and the ability to discern that “heroes” come in many forms.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book, interactive learning, life lessons, guidebook

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2005

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