On the inside cover of the book, the scripture from Psalm 32:8 is included:
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
There is then a letter from the By the Way team which includes a note about Deuteronomy 6:7 and the directive to diligently talk about God and share with future generations as we sit in our homes. The purpose behind these books is to present one gigantic teaching classroom where faith is passed from one generation to another.
The By the Way series strives to do this by providing: (1) Information (2) Integrated (3) Intentional and (4) Inspirational educational materials for children.
Smoky Mountains ~ Here We Come! follows the story of Lexi and Alex -- brother and sister spending three days with their Uncle Ted -- a forrest ranger in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Throughout the pages of the book, they travel from place to place throughout the mountains. They meet people and animals that live in the woods. However, aside from the story, each page incorporates fun facts about animals or weather for instance. There are also Bible verses and lyrics to hymns as well. There is history and facts and "Did you Know?" sections.
Take a look of my five-year-old daughter sharing two of her favorite pages with her three-year-old sister. While my girls enjoyed the book, it was my second grade boys that really got into it!
While we are obviously a huge fan of the Smoky Mountains ~ Here We Come! book from the By the Way Book Series because of where it is located, we definitely want to remind you that it is one of a series. Take the time to check out some of the other books like:
- Florida's Treasure Coast (This would be my second choice since this is the state I grew up in!)
I love supporting people who are trying to help me become a better mom and educator. This is not just for homeschooled kids -- everyone would benefit from having these types of books in their library. And, as always, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to ask additional questions.