Spry Publishing (2016)
Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 9) for Reader Views (02/17)
“A Trip to Remember” by Michele Spry is about a boy named Jaxon. It was the last day of school for Jaxon and he was already excited about almost being a fifth grader. And because summer was right around the corner, he was happy for all the plans he had.
Jaxon would always help his dad with their business and this time they were going on a trip to Boston. One night at dinnertime, his dad received a phone call and was told that the neighbor, Mr. Pete, who lived by himself, fell and broke his hip and they needed some help go check on him daily. Jaxon thought about his trip that probably they would have had to change for some other time and that is what happened for sure because they had to help Mr. Pete.
At the end of one working day with his dad Jaxon read a flyer, asking, “Do you know a veteran?” and it grabbed his attention, and it had a website to visit. That evening he told his mom to help him find some information about The Hero Tour. It was only a matter of time when they knew more about it.
Jaxon is a great boy with a huge heart and his family work for a great cause. It is a very nice story in which you will learn a lot more of Veterans to honor and respect them for their service and sacrifice as much as we honor our parents. I really liked this story and it was a good learning book about helping other people and learning more about Veterans.
A Note from Paola’s Mom:
“A Trip to Remember” by Michele Spry is an excellent and powerful story that teaches the reader more about a veteran’s life and how we can appreciate and honor those men and women who served our country.