Abraham Lincoln Says... "Don't Give Up!"


Children - Educational
44 Pages
Reviewed on 11/03/2018
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Reviewed by Amy Raines for Readers' Favorite

Abraham Lincoln Says... "Don't Give Up!" is written by Lou Del Bianco and illustrated by Patrick Carlson. The story of Abraham Lincoln’s life unfolds, beginning with his early childhood as he struggles with learning tasks, telling himself ‘Don’t give up’ every time he fails. Lou Del Bianco shares the story about Abraham Lincoln as a working teen, calling himself ‘Honest Abe’ because he finds telling the truth better than a lie, even when telling the truth may get him in trouble, followed by the trials of adulthood where he angrily discovers slaves being sold and vows to help.

Abraham Lincoln Says... "Don't Give Up!" is a wonderful walk through the history of one of America’s most well known presidents. I loved how the plot flows from Abraham Lincoln’s childhood to teen life to adulthood and the message it sends to children to never give up. I enjoyed how Patrick Carlson’s illustrations flow easily with the characters in the colorful and entertaining images that match the story. The story is well structured with an easy to follow poetry style accentuated by Patrick Carlson’s beautiful and artistic pictures. I would recommend this story to anyone with children who will undoubtedly want to read and reread this book as well as having it read to them. I hope Lou Del Bianco and Patrick Carlson team up to write many more books like this to send positive life messages to young readers.