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Friday, July 15, 2011

Just Fine the Way They Are - Connie Nordhielm Woolridge

Released March 2011

Boyds Mill Press

Reviewed by Bob Walch

This picture book celebrates the changes in American transportation and how people came up with new innovations to make travel easier. While some folks were always happy with the status quo, there were others who saw a better way of getting people from Point A to Point B.

You’ll learn how the National Road system created a system of dirt roads  in the 1800s. Then along came the railroads that eventually stretched from coast to coast.  Next, the invention of the automobile necessitated a new system of better, smoother, all-weather roads and the freeway system.

Every step of the way there were those who were not supportive of the changes that moved the country forward. Fortunately many other individuals didn’t listen to the naysayers . As young readers follow the development of these basic ground transportation systems, they’ll discover the importance of  those people who not only invent new ways of doing things but also refuse to give in when obstacles are placed in their way.

1 comment:

  1. For those who would like to watch a video trailer about Just Fine The Way They Are, and read more about Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge and her work, visit her new website,