With phrases like "I hope that yall find that Osama Bin ladin," and "My brother says that he wants to be in the war. I'm thinking I might join him," you can see why these letters mean so much to our troops.
And with lines like, "you might think I'm stupid but I made it to forth grade so I make A's and B's, so there," you can't help but laugh and share. These letters and drawings are photocopied so you don't only get to read them, but see the handwriting and erase marks. Seeing what is important to the children as they were writing is precious. My primary criticism is that for some reason a couple of letters were repeated in the compilation.
But don't let that sway you. This is a great book to give as a gift, especially to our serving troops. One person found this helpful. This collection of letters was both colorful in its words and in its pictures. Whether children are asking our soldiers to please come home safe, what guns they use in Iraq, or telling them about the pets they have in their homes, these children are all very aware of what is going on in Iraq; they know they are there fighting for our freedom and risking their necks to do it.
As you turn the pages, taking a look into each child's perception of the war, and learning what questions they desire to ask of our soldiers, you'll notice you have an array of emotions. Laughter is not a stranger as you read through these letters, especially when you read something like "how do you take a bath? Some are tall like a house, and some are short, but I like them anyways. One thing the earth doesn't need is more hurt people. You make me feel safe in what I do. It is so inspiring in reading about the concerns children can possess for people they don't even know, as well as the innocence of a child when they ask the most simple of questions because they are truly interested in what type of food these men and women like to eat, and where they live, and what they do in their spare time when they are not being soldiers.
I found myself laughing on one letter, and crying on the next.
Not only is this book a compilation of letters to our soldiers, I believe it is also a small piece of the positive side of life; an inside scoop into a child's creative mind as it spills over onto the letters with which they write; "I hope this letter from me will make you feel at home. I hope this letter will make you feel a little less scared.
Whoever gets this letter, please don't die.
If you do die with my letter so that will let the world know that I care for each and every one of you out there in the war. This is such a wonderful book and as vet of Viet Nam War I really appreciate the authors for doing this book.
Whether we support the war or not we need to make sure the veterans aren't treated awful like many from my generation were. These are brave men and women who are at war to help keep our country free. I personally do support the war and President Bush's efforts to defeat the terroists.
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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. View or edit your browsing history. Get to Know Us. English Choose a language for shopping. Guide me safely through the night, Wake me with the morning light. Now I lay me down to sleep.
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I pray the Lord my soul to keep. When in the morning light I wake, Show me the path of love to take.
Additional third verse If I should live another day I pray the Lord to guide my way. For if I die before I wake, that's one less test I have to take.
It is sometimes combined with the " Black Paternoster ", one version of which goes:. Four corners to my bed, Four angels round my head; One to watch and one to pray And two to bear my soul away. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article possibly contains original research. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations.
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