It was a great idea to write a book that would help children celebrate Maine’s 200th birthday. And the book, Happy Birthday Maine, by Lynn Plourde, is fantastic. The awesome illustrations by Mark Scott Ricketts, who lives in Bangor, are sure to entertain kids, as they did me.
Lynn, who lives in Winthrop, has written more than 30 children’s books and won many awards. Happy Birthday Maine is certainly going to be an award winner.
In the book Paul Bunyan and his friend Moose, organize a spectacular celebration to which they invite everybody in Maine. I only wish I could have attended this celebration!
Published by Down East Books, I appreciated the way they incorporated Maine facts and history into the story, and at the end of the book is a long list of interesting things that happened throughout our history.
Please be sure to share this book with your children, grandchildren, and all the kids in your neighborhood, to help them celebrate Maine’s 200th birthday. And I guarantee that you will love the book too. I can’t wait to read it to my 3 and 5-year-old granddaughters.