Monday 9 June 2014

Book ~ "Our Flag: The Story of Canada's Maple Leaf" (2014) Ann Maureen Owens, Jane Yealland, Bill Slavin and Esperança Melo

From Goodreads ~ The definitive guide to Canada's flag for young readers, "Our Flag" explores fun facts about the national banner and its provincial ones, as well as flags from around the world and throughout history. 

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.


Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds like a book every Canadian should read :)

Kat said...

i just reviewed this one too, and really liked it.

I have blog envy lol. you have an awesome blog, well done!