When Jake’s class is given an assignment to tell what they want to be when they grown up, Jake chooses the U.S. Army. The students in the class can write about it, make a poster, or dress up describing what they want to be when they grow up. Jake chooses to dress up, which sends he and his dad on a fun adventure of going to an Army surplus store to find a uniform and other accessories. As they are at the store, Jake’s dad goes into some explanations, such as different positions people have in the Army, what some of the machinery equipment is used for in the Army, and what different ribbons and patches that soldiers wear on their uniforms mean.
I think that children will learn a lot about the U.S. Army from this fun and interesting book! It might even be good for some children to read during Social Studies class. I liked the teacher’s different ideas for presenting the class projects because the children could choose the ways that were the most interesting and fun for each of them to describe what they want to be when they grow up. If using this book in a classroom setting, the glossary of words related to the U.S. Army at the back of the book would also probably be helpful to some children and might even be a fun way to quiz them on what they learned when they finish the book.
I think that children, parents, and teachers will find this to be a fun series that does a great job of educating children on different topics!
My rating = 5 out of 5 stars
Disclosure of Material Connection: The publisher has provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.