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Pepper's Purple Heart: A Veterans Day Story

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  8 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Through the eyes of a little girl named Claire and her friend Robbie, children learn about our nation's veterans and why we honor them on Veterans Day. In the process, Claire also learns responsibility after her next-door neighbor, General Jones, rescues her puppy, Pepper.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 2nd 2003 by Cubbie Blue Publishing
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Kristin Fisher
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This is a great book to read to students around Veteran's day. Two young kids pretend they are soldiers, state they one day want to be a soldier, and talk to a veteran about his experience as a soldier. The two kids march in a parade to show their appreciation for the soldiers.
Students can be taught where Vietnam and Iraq are and can learn about some of the different branches of the army that are stated in the book. Students can also learn about the medals that can be given to soldiers. After re
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Danielle Harriger
Sep 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
PB 43: I think this would be a great read aloud for children on Veterans Day because it includes the appreciation of present and past soldiers, as they boys in the tale have fathers that are serving their country and a veteran neighbor. I think children could relate to the characters, as they are playful and eager to learn about how they can help those who have helped the country. I was drawn into this story because it gave knowledge about the army without being preachy, and it included the tale ...more
RC
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This is a thoughtful book about war and the people that have served our country. It follows two children "playing" war before the Veteran's Day parade. While the wars they are discussing are a little older, the message of respect and reverence are the same. It is a great read for today's children. Would recommend for older readers.
Elaine
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Very informative about Veteran's Day, but not well illustrated and not the most intriguing story for young children.
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