Genre- Poetry

Title: This Land is Your Landthis-land-is-your-land

Author: Woody Guthrie

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Date: 1998

Age Level: Primary (K-2)

Summary: This well-known folk song is accompained by a trivute from folksinger Pete Seeger, the musical notation, and a biographical scrapbook with photographs.

Strengths: I love the detail in the illustrations. I like how the illustrator included all different kinds of places from around the world. I think it is neat that all the places are labeled also. The song is well known and many young kids love to learn new songs. Songs are something they can take home and show off to family and friends.  In the back of the book there is a tribute to Guthrie, which is also very neat.

Concerns: I think the pages are so detailed in there illustrations that you would have to look at the page for a few minutes to grasp everything, but the text is so short and simple. If you are singing the song, it sounds weird if you slow down to show off the pictures.

Classroom Use: This book would be good for any younger students talking about patriotism and the U.S.A. This would be a good book for a music teacher to read while trying to help students learn this song. I also think it would be a great book to have in the classroom for students to look at during any free time.

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