I loved how Johnson shows that Harmony and Dominic’s family is so much more than their dad and mom. Seeing how their other relatives work to help them get through Mom’s tour of duty is so inspiring. Our Military Family is an ideal selection for reading time which provides support for military kids like Harmony and Dominic. It also highlights the sacrifices and adaptations military families make to serve our country. With knowledge and awareness, kids can build empathy for those kids who are missing a mom or dad right now. Sana Freeman’s illustrations hit the mark brilliantly. I particularly liked the pictures showing the family at the park and welcoming home Mom on one of her visits. Johnson’s story is written in language suitable for new readers to read on their own as well. Our Military Family is most highly recommended.- 5-Star Review, Readers’ Favorite
This is my latest project Our Military Family . Many families miss loved ones when they are away serving in the military. Sometimes the service men and women are away from moms, dads, brothers, and sisters. In this story Dad and the kids, Harmony and Dominic, are home missing mom. Mom is in the United States Army, and during her deployment, she is sometimes gone for up to 12 months. Throughout the book you experience what the family has to do to cope without mom, all the while missing her. I hope this book is a testament to those families who make many sacrifices at home and abroad so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we have.
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Reviewed in June 2015
Reviewed July 2015
September 9, 2018
4 StarsA great children's read
I haven't read any Aiden books before, but I found this one quite interesting, and a great read for children. The story was written to be geared toward children, and it succeeded.
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A ReviewWhat a great book! From excellent illustrative work to its motivational story, “Aiden, the Basketball Star” is far more than a “children’s” book.
Aiden had been a fantastic soccer star but wanted to try his hands at basketball. Unfortunately, they’re very different but with the help of his best friend, his family and the people around him, Aiden realizes his full potential at playing this sport, too!
EXCERPT “As the team celebrated their guaranteed entrance into the playoffs, Aiden realized that he had great hands, but they are nothing without his team working together. Teamwork, he concluded, is the main ingredient for victory.”
What also sets this book apart from other children’s books is that Suzan has included a glossary of terms and activity readers can use to help them understand some of the terms used in this book.
~ Aaron Yeagle