Thursday, May 15, 2014

Discover America: From Sea to Shining Sea {Shadow Mountain Blog Tour}

Follow the patriotic journey of a little red balloon as it makes its way from the West Coast to the East Coast of the United States.  Through delightful illustrations and the words of "America the Beautiful," one of America's most beloved anthems, children will discover the beauty and diversity of their country.  At children can launch their own virtual balloon while learning fun facts about all fifty states.

Discover America: From Sea to Shining Sea is an adorable picture book full of wonderful illustrations by Julie Olson.  Follow the travels of a red balloon.  First given to a little boy in a striped shirt on a California pier, the little boy sets the balloon aloft, waving goodbye from the sunny beach.  The balloon travels through Arches National park, through the purple Rocky Mountains, over the great plains, right past the Gateway Arch, through the big woods, Independence Hall, finally ending up at the Statue of Liberty, where it is caught by a small curly haired little girl.  So so cute.

Learn the words to America the Beautiful, see the lyrics defined in pictures and discover the geography of our beautiful nation through the eyes of a child!

Visit the website at where you can launch your own virtual red balloon, download lesson plans for the classroom or homeschool, print off state maps to color, learn the state capital, bird, and flower!   This book is not to be missed!  My girls loved it!

Discover America: From Sea to Shining Sea currently retails at for $16.19 as a nice hardback.

Disclaimer:  I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed here are my very own.  Thank you so much to Deseret Book/Shadow Mountain!

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