In years past I have listened to a lot of Rush Limbaugh. I didn’t always agree with him, but I appreciate his strong opinion and how he can push me to think through the things I believe to gain a better understanding.
I remember when he began the Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series. At the time my kids were only 5 and 3 so I knew it would be a while before they were something they could dig into. Imagine my excitement when I was given the chance to review the Adventures of Rush Revere #1 New York Times Bestselling Book Series by Rush and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh this year!
The series contains five books Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, Rush Revere and the First Patriots, Rush Revere and the American Revolution, Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner and Rush Revere and the Presidency. Each book takes the reader on an adventure through history.
After class dismisses, Rush takes Tommy (one of his students) with him on the journey back to the Mayflower. While in the time portal, Tommy is able to ask the pilgrims all of his questions. Finding out more about the Mayflower and their voyages. Why they made certain choices, and what their plans are when they land, etc..
My son loved, that he felt like he was a part of the historical event, instead of just reading the facts. I loved that it was giving him a deeper understanding of the Mayflower and the reasons for the travel across the ocean to find freedom in the new world.
The book was very easy for my son to read. In fact, he read it in a few days and had a great narration after he had finished.
The images in the books are both interesting and a little odd. I felt the historical photos were great, but the illustrations of Rush were somewhat creepy throughout. It didn’t faze my son and he actually thought they were quite funny.
My son has since begun reading Rush Revere and the First Patriots. He is loving this as much as the first and I am sure the rest of the series will be finished in the next few months. My daughter is just beginning Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, and she is loving it so far.
As a reader of classic living books, I was disappointed with the level of writing, it does read like twaddle. However, I am a fan of almost any book that will give my kids the facts while keeping them interested. The adventure in the Rush Revere books are definitely doing just that. For that reason, I do recommend the books. They remind me of The Magic Tree House Books, but with more details from the historical events. My kids devoured those and they seem to be devouring the Rush Revere series as well.
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