Bailey Ondricek


Dependable, Primary, Intermediate, world war ii, battle of britain, non-fiction, picture book, informational text, historical

Document Type

Book Review


The khaki brown and red accents surrounding black and white war photographs on the cover of this book make it easily identifiable as a World War II text. This narration jumps right in to the Battle of Britain itself, later providing some brief contextualization to the war itself. Each glossy page features a full page photo depicting some aspect of the war accompanied by a sensitive narration of events occurring at the time. A bit lengthy for a traditional picture book, this text has some appeal for both primary and intermediate age children. Young children will be comfortable with the picture book style formatting, large pictures, and clean depictions of war, while the intermediate audience will better understand the context, vocabulary usage, and overall length of text.