This book is for my mini-challenge for this month for the Canadian Book Review Challenge. It is a book about Remembrance Day–a day when everything stops on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month so that we can remember our fallen soldiers who fought in all wars to keep our world safer.
Each year, late in the fall, when winter is just a wink away, when the leaves have turned from green to yellow and orange and red and then blown away, and when the last Halloween pumpkin has said its final farewell, Canadians take the time to remember. It is a day like no other.
At the beginning of November, we usually see people wearing red poppies on their coats and jackets. Veterans also wear poppies as well as ministers, doctors and teachers. In fact, everyone wears poppies.
The poppy is our symbol of remembering all the bloodshed for freedom. Kids should learn this from the earliest age. And in this picture book, kids will learn the importance of honouring this day and noticing it as well as praying that we don’t have any more wars that will kill millions.
This is an informative book for kids to use for school projects in elementary school as well as high school. It is choke-full of information and tradition.