God Bless America (A Land That I Love Book) by Peter Francis {Children's Book Review & Giveaway}

A Land That I Love Book
Peter Francis
Juvenile Fiction / Board Book

God made a wonderful place for you to live!

Follow Henry Bear as he takes you on a road trip to see the fantastic places and beautiful sights that make America so special, including the Statue of Liberty, the National Mall, Florida's Everglades, Mt. Rushmore, and much more!

My Thoughts

One of my favorite things to do is find a book with my grandkid's name in it. It completely delights them when you are reading the story aloud and come across their name. Henry is one of my middle grands and he is always exploring and being adventurous. When God Bless America arrived I knew it was the perfect book and series just for him!

The story is about Henry Bear and his wonderful travels across this great nation. The first book, God Bless America, gives an overview of his travels. The opening lines set the stage for this great adventure:

"As the golden sun rises and birds chirp outside,
Henry leaps out of bed, his eyes open wide.
There's no time to waste--today's a big day.
This bear's off to see the grand USA!"

And with that the adventure begins. With rhyming verse you follow Henry's adventures through New York, South Dakota, Florida, Texas, California, Washington DC, and then back home again. (I know, his route doesn't make sense, but it is fun!) The story concludes with these appropriate words:

"Now home, all unpacked, he gets ready for bed.
Henry folds his paws. 'Thank you, God,' Henry said,
'For the mountains and trees, for freedom so true.
God Bless America, the red, white, and blue."

Even if you don't have a Henry in your midst this would be a wonderful edition to your child's library. Summer seems to be a time when we are all especially patriotic. This delightful book and the others that go with it will help you start a conversation with your little one about how blessed we are to live in this great country. 

Now . . . how about a GIVEAWAY?!! Want to go on a cross country adventure with Henry Bear and your little one? We've partnered with Zonderkidz to make a way for one of our readers to get their own copy of God Bless America.

The giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will run through midnight on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. The winner will be contacted by email and will have forty-eight hours to claim the prize. If unclaimed, a new winner will be drawn. The winners’ entries will be verified. Please enter the contest using the Giveaway Tools form below. All entries are optional.

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