Parents' Guide to

The Children's Book of America

By Megan Potter, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Sometimes moralistic stories miss audience.

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The stories are enhanced by bold, colorful artwork. Artist Michael Hague captures the characters' emotions, and his detailed landscapes bring scenes, such as a battle at sea, to life.

Oddly, while the language and length of the pieces seem right for older children, the tone and structure of the stories speak to younger ones. Older kids may feel they are being spoken down to, while younger kids may get lost or distracted.

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