“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
I Need My Own Country. Written by Rick Walton and illustrated by Wes Hargis. Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc., c. 2012, 36 pp.
Reading Level: Not Available
Synopsis: I Need My Own Country is a creative story about a little girl who creates her own country with a flag, rules, citizens and several other components necessary for establishing a country. She uses household products to put together her very own country in her bedroom all while learning how important it is to be a good leader and get along with others.
Rationale for Use in the Classroom: This a wonderful book to use when teaching students about various countries.
Content Area Connections: Social Studies, Citizenship, Leadership
Possible Areas of Concern: It’s important to establish what a country is before reading the story and discussing how a country runs.