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Shelves: permanent-collection Its hard to say that you enjoyed a book like this because its a sad old read due its very nature. For example, you learn about kids getting shot for desertion and the horrors of the holocaust, and while this book is aimed at younger children, it doesnt attempt to sugar coat it. And nor should it. I read this book for the first time as an adult and I feel like I learned a lot.
Well worth reading. It begins with a run through of the key events of WWII in chronological order, interspersed with funny cartoons to avoid a simple list of dates. Although these strips are sometimes hilarious, great care is taken not to be inappropriate when discussing graphic content. The section on the holocaust, for example, uses cartoons to engage the reader without even the slightest hint of humour in order to really highlight the awful events that occurred.
I thoroughly enjoyed these books as a child, and would read them in my own time. To get a boy with a relatively short attention span to sit and learn about history without being told seems to be a holy grail of education, but he has managed it. Although the quantity of information within the book may make it hard to read as a class, this book and others in its series would make great solo or small group reads, especially for more talented readers of a primary school age.
I loved these books as a kid and I love to collect them now. It may not all be true but you definitely learn something!
Woeful Second World War
Woeful Second World War(book)