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Book Review: Little Sportsman

I ran across this awesome series of children’s books while at our local library recently. I am in no way affiliated with them, I just really wanted to share them. They are part of the Little Sportsman series by Robert H. Jacobs, Jr. (There may be other authors, but that’s who wrote the ones we read.) They are all about a boy in his early teens named Jake who is learning about hunting, using weapons and having adventures.  There are even more books, including some about fishing, but we haven’t got into those yet.  The books we have read have a definite focus on gun/bow safety along with a simple, straight-forward stance on gun rights. If you have young kids in your life, these are an excellent way to teach them about these things all while enjoying a fun read-aloud time.

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I have been reading them to our 5 yr old and when I grab one off the shelf, both my 8 & 10 yr old daughters come sit with us to listen too.  I was excited to see on their website that there are plans for a Little Jane series, featuring a teen girl who will be hunting.

I’ve included some pictures of parts of the book that I really appreciate because of how they approach hunting and gun use so respectfully.

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Basic safety.  I have said this to the kids multiple times, but it helps to have the story to back me up.
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This is a common response for all of us and it helps to know that going in.  The more prepared they can be, the better and more respectful sportsman they are.
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This is a great response to the anti-hunting message you see in movies like Bambi!
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Our liberal society and media has a loud voice, so this is such a great teaching tool to help our children make informed decisions and face questions and opinions that they will meet out in public.
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I just liked this page…
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Yep.  Good advice there.  My dad wouldn’t have had a hole in the door of the old blue Ford if this advice had been heeded.
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These books even take on issues like hunting in Africa and the actual impact that has on the people and animals. 

If you want to order these books, they are available at www.littlesportsman.com