Saturday, May 10, 2014

Book Review: When I Grow Up I Want to Be...

When I Grow Up I Want to the U.S. Navy!
By Wigu Publishing
Wigu Publishing, 2014
English, 58 pgs

Amazon Product Description:
Noah is excited for the chance to tour a real aircraft carrier with his Grandpa Ed, a proud Navy veteran. He is not excited that his little sister, Marina, is tagging along. Still, Noah tries to be patient. Readers chuckle and follow along as the siblings learn that each deck, each crew member, and each piece of equipment adds another chapter to the history of the U.S. Navy and its mission to protect our country. Noah and Marina's curiosity helps introduce readers to the complex and exciting work of an aircraft carrier and how each crew member plays a vital role in its functioning.

"A thoroughly enjoyable, readable adventure aboard a Navy flattop for any boy or girl. A fitting tribute to the U.S. Navy and to the men and women dedicated to serving our country." - Captain A. Stewart (USN Pacific Fleet, Ret.)
This highly acclaimed book series by Wigu Publishing introduces juvenile readers to the people in their communities who serve others through their vocations. With 12 titles in the works, the When I Grow Up I Want to Be...series promises to both enlighten and inspire young readers.
Upcoming books in this series include...a Good Person!, a Nurse!, a Veterinarian!, a Race Car Driver!, and Green!.
About the Author:
Wigu Publishing is a collaboration among talented and creative individuals working together to publish informative and fun books for children. Their books help children to visualize the abundant opportunities that exist for them to be successful and to make a positive difference.

For more information about these books, check out their website.

This is the second book of the series that I have had the opportunity to read and review with my children. We were really excited about this one because their grandfathers were both in the Navy and one of their uncles currently serves in the Navy. 

The book does not disappoint. The only negative I have to say about it is that the cartoon characters look a little strange in a few of the pictures. Other than that, this is a top notch book that has inspired my youngest to learn more about the Navy and whether or not he'll enlist after high school. He has a long way to go, but when he learned that he can be a fire fighter and be in the Navy he got really excited. 

The book begins with The Sailor's Creed. There is a little bit of humor in the story of Noah and his sister, but mainly I'm impressed with the amount of information about the carrier. There is historical information about the formation of the Navy as well. The boys were greatly impressed with the information about the flight deck and how the planes are raised and lowered on an elevator. 

I really like this series of books and will look into the other titles when they're released. I like that my boys are seeing different options for their futures and understanding that they don't have to decide anything until they've seen more options.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for a review. No additional compensation has been received and I was not required to write a positive review.

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