From the story behind the iconic maple leaf design to step-by-step instructions on making your own flag, this is a must-read for Canadian children.
This book caught my eye because Canada Day is coming up in a couple weeks. Plus I thought it would be interesting to read how our flag came to be.
It's a small book (36 pages) but full of information:
- History of flags
- First flags of Canada
- Our original flag (the Union Jack of Britain)
- History of our flag and how it came to be
- Guidelines for flying the flag
- Provincial flags
- Internet links
Though directed to children, I found it an interesting read as an adult. The information is in chunks and there are lots of colourful illustrations.
There are also some projects for kids ... how to make the Canadian flag and how to make code flags.