Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Book Review: Cooper and Me and the Military

( book cover)

Cooper and Me and the Military is a book people of all ages will relate to.
The stories addresses how families are affected by parents being enlisted in the military.

Read about Cooper's friend, Trooper, who was adopted by Gracie and Joe and their parents, who both serve in the military. Find out how this family stays close despite being separated.

*A must-read during patriotic holidays and for anyone with friends and family in the military, this book helps children know, that even when loved ones aren’t with us, they still love us and think about us. This book, along with all the other books in the Cooper and Me series, includes these interactive features:
• A Special Memory Creation
• Life Lesson
• Connections
• Learning Together

Visit the website for coloring pages, and other ideas to share with kids.
There is also a store where you can purchase a plush Cooper, Cooper backpack and the other books in the series.

*The Memory Creation page encourages students
to write a letter to someone in the military expressing thanks.
This section allows them to think beyond the text of the story
and apply what they have learned to a real-life writing assignment.
The Connections section asks open-ended questions of the young reader so that he or she
can analyze and evaluate the experience of the main characters and form opinions about
the story based on his or her own experiences and feelings:
 Have you ever missed someone? How does that feel? What are some things you can do to feel closer to people you love who are faraway?
What is your favorite memory with someone who doesn’t live close to you?

(*excerpts from Cooper's website)
There are several literacy questions to share and open discussions for those who share it.

 More Cooper and Me and the Military  Links:

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Thank you so much and I look forward to hearing from you =)
Lori LC


  1. This is a book I'm sharing with our school's classes.
    They are very connected to the families affected by military tours and do a lot to keep in touch.

  2. This is a pretty good book series. My cousin has 11 grandkids and she won the last one I reviewed. Debbie said all the kids loved it!