Monday, July 7, 2014

The Tuttle Twins Learn About the Law by Connor Boyack- The Book, The Author, The Review, The Giveaway

The Book- The Tuttle Twins Learn About The Law
 Children are often taught that government protects our life, liberty, and property, but could it be true that some laws actually allow people to hurt us and take our things? Join Ethan and Emily Tuttle as they learn about property, pirates, and plunder. With the help of their neighbor Fred, the twins will need to figure out what they can do to stop the bad guys in government!

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The Author- Connor Boyack

Connor Boyack is president of Libertas Institute, a public policy think tank in Utah. He is the author of several books on politics and religion, along with hundreds of columns and articles championing individual liberty. His work has been featured on international, national, and local TV, radio, and other forms of media. A California native and Brigham Young University graduate, Connor currently resides in Lehi, Utah, with his wife and two children.
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My review-

The Story- The Tuttle twins are taught about the word wisdom in school and are then asked to interview someone they think is wise. They choose their neighbor Fred, and go visit him after school. Fred tells them about The Law, a book by Frederic Bastiat. He explains to the children about responsibility, about helping others because you want to, not because you are forced to, about legal plunder, and about true laws that protect people.

My Thoughts- THIS IS A MUST READ! 5 Stars! Okay, enough shouting. The book itself reads like a school book and is definitely more educational than a joy read. But, the concepts are definitely something children need to be taught and this book does so in an easy to understand way. So, my criteria for this book is as an academic read, not a leisure read.

It is often so hard to teach children about government, and this book explains it on a child's level. Plus, the illustrations are wonderful. They really help children to visualize the concepts the author is presenting. At the end of the book is a section about Frederic Bastiat himself with quotes and info. I find it wonderful that a man who lived in 1850, wrote a book about the law that applies to our government and its problems today. I haven't read the original, so I can't do more than talk about the parts that the author included in the children's book, but, the concepts hit home today. I'm buying a copy to read to my children.

Teach children to be independent and to help one another. A worthy goal!

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  1. I have experience teaching government and can attest it can be a very dry subject. Unless you can travel and take your class to your local capitol or to Washington D.C. (I survived three of those trips), it can become drudgery. This book should help bring the subject to life. Thanks for introducing me to one I will be recommending to others.

  2. Thanks Greg. This book was not what I expected and I was pleasantly surprised at how he went about it.

  3. Been out of town and trying to catch up on my email. Thanks for this review. I hadn't heard of this. Sounds interesting.