Great story, not a fan of illustrations
We were so excited about getting this book, but my husband and I were disappointed by the illustrations. It appears that a child drew them.
4/7/2017 7:49 AM
Love this book! Household favorite!
We love the sweet rhyming text that is sing song style! And it's a great way to introduce younger children to national landmarks and monuments. Being a military family we recognized many and loved the memories it brought back!
4/7/2017 1:31 PM
Love the story!
My famiky loves this book! The rhythm is fun and we love that it takes you through so many states and monuments. It really promotes patriotism and makes me long for our family road trips in the future! Highly recommend this boom for your collecrion!
4/24/2017 2:35 PM
I love Americanly!
As a spouse to a veteran, and a veteran myself, I love the theme of Americanly. To be able to share with my children all the ways I love them just as I love my country is fantastic. AND I like the vibrant illustrations! It gives the book an appeal to readers of ALL ages and a nice clean approach to our country's landscapes and landmarks.
5/23/2017 7:07 PM
A simple rhyming book featuring America's monuments. The simple illustrations will make your child delight and want to learn more about our nations history. I love the art and the text work seemingly together and how the books minimalist aesthetic adds wonder to the rhyming dialogue. In simple illustrations and poetically written words the book manages to bring a smile to your face and a warm fuzzy feeling to your heart.
8/9/2017 8:36 PM
Misspelling bothers me "greatly"
The Mojave Desert is spelled with a "J", not "Mohave." I'm not crazy about this book as some of the rhymes and phrases are nonsensical, but it was a gift.
9/29/2017 12:37 PM
Fun to read & promotes curiosity... disappointed by illustrations
The idea of this book is very clever -- using adverbs abundantly to describe dozens of places and special features in America, geographically and culturally. The trip across America is entertaining and makes one curious to learn more about the highlighted locations; however, I expected more richness and depth in the illustrations. They are rather juvenile and flat. Additionally, it would have been nice to use the map on the last page to mark ALL of the places referred to earlier in the book. It only highlights some. Just odd.
12/6/2017 9:23 AM
Great tour of the USA
I gave this book to my 6 year old son as a job well done at the end of the school year. We studied US history and geography, so this book was a perfect gift. The -LY adverbs about the locations around the US are so fun. We also love the illustrations, simple yet bright colors.
5/24/2018 5:25 PM