Review by Milo, This American Kid
This is the fourth book by Nancy Churnin. I was able to go to the book release party where Nancy read the book and told us how she wrote the story.
Irving Berlin was a famous American song writer, Nancy said that he wrote over 1,500 songs. This book is about his life and him writing the song “God Bless America.” Irving Berlin moved to New York City from Russia, when he was young.
I liked how he experienced many different types of music in his. My favorite part in the book was when he was playing music on the street and people threw him coins.
I really liked this book (and Nancy’s other books) because I like true stories and I like history. I never knew about who Irving Berlin was before I read this book.
I give it 5 stars.
I recommend it to anyone who likes history, America, music, or non-fiction.
Review by Milo
This book is full of random facts about everything.
I liked this book because I am really interested in learning facts. I especially liked the facts about animals and the human body, because I love all types of animals and I am learning about the human body in school right now. The book also has a lot of really cool pictures in it.
Two facts that I thought were really interesting were:
1. One Type of Squid will detach part of its own arms to distract an attacking predator.
2. A whale shark’s mouth is almost as wide as a car. I liked this fact because my grandpa got to snorkel with a whale shark in Hawaii and she showed me the pictures of the shark, it was so big!
I give this book 5 stars. I really like to read the National Geographic books. They have a lot of good facts and cool pictu