Today I received my copy of the Award winning Red, White, and Blue by Debbie Clement! Yes, THE Debbie Clement of Rainbows Within Reach! I was going to wait to tell you about the book until I showed my class but it is way too cute to wait.
This book is based on a song she wrote immediately after 9-11. However, it doesn't talk about what happened.....it just celebrates the good ol' USA! This book is a winner for any patriotic holiday or just to remind our children how lucky we are to live in such a great country. I plan on "singing" this book (that comes with a CD) after the moment of silence we will take, after saying the pledge of course, in remembrance of 9-11. This will be a great way to open discussion about the tragedy while remembering those who lost their lives.
This book is full of beautiful quilt art and even teaches us some sign language! Red, White, and Blue is easy enough for a very young child to read but can be enjoyed by any child or adult alike.
You too can get your own copy of Debbie's book with CD for only $19.95 or you can win a copy right here on my blog! Just leave me a comment with your name and email addy by midnight on August 17th and a winner will be chosen (using random generator) . Debbie Clement, herself, will send the winner a copy of Red, White, and Blue!