Mighty Big and Super Great

Texas Is The "Lone Star State"!

Children - Non-Fiction
32 Pages
Reviewed on 01/21/2018
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Author Biography

Amber Manning is an independent, working mother of 3 rowdy and handsome boys. She has a "no-nonsense, never quit, make no excuses" attitude and tries her best to stay positive throughout life! Her main purpose in this world, she believes, is to raise her boys properly, help others and make a difference!

She loves "the old school" way of living and believes that if more people would have that attitude that the world would be a better place! Born and raised in Texas, she is 100% Texan in heart! She loves her family, water sports, outdoors, reading, camping, bonfires, good music turned up loud and can sometimes be eccentric. She knows it and her response is, "being normal is boring!" She tries to always give the gift of a smile because she says she hopes it "brightens someone's day!" She believes every single person has struggles and believes the philosophy "you should never look down on someone, unless it's to help them up!" Her favorite story is the "Starfish Story" (you made a difference to that one).

Children are her favorite people in the world and have been since she was a child! They hold the most special place in her heart. She has always loved to write and has wanted to be an elementary or middle school teacher since she was 7 years old. In her book, she gets to "teach" children about Texas!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Marie-Hélène Fasquel for Readers' Favorite

Mighty Big and Super Great: Texas Is The "Lone Star State"! written by Amber Manning, and illustrated by Kory Fluckiger, is an educational children’s book about Texas. It can be said to illustrate a love story between Amber and her state. This book is not an ordinary book: it is actually divided into three parts. It starts with the story of Texas from 1836 when it became a Republic “after a long, hard fight.” It is beautifully illustrated and gives us an actual sense of history. The second part is made up of facts about Texas. The third part is made up of a quiz about Texas and of the Texas Pledge, the Texas song and a gorgeous map of Texas.

Mighty Big and Super Great: Texas Is The "Lone Star State"! by Amber Manning is first and foremost a beautiful book which introduces children to a story about history which is written in verse and is rhyming. It could even be sung! This is but an example: “Fight, fight, win!! / In 1836, we begin… / At the Battle of San Jacinto, / In remembrance of the Alamo.” The text is as appealing as the illustrations. They both convey a sense of courage, valor, adventure and history. What more could we ask from a history book for young children? It is enthusiastic and fascinating. This captivating “story” is as entertaining as it is enlightening; what's more, it is as beautiful as it is useful, and that is why I highly recommend it.

Randy Councill

Great book. All should read this to thier kids and grand kids.