I’m Your Flag, So Please Treat Me Right

A Picture Book About the American Flag


SKU: B419-Net

Although many kids say the pledge of allegiance at the beginning of the day, they sometimes don’t show a lot of sincerity while doing it because they don’t fully understand what the flag means to America.

I’m Your Flag So Please Treat Me Right! is a story told by the American flag. It explains through the eyes of our flag what the red, white and blue stand for, and what the flag means to all Americans.

“I stand for freedom when I wave in the air,
so proud of my stars and stripes.
Whenever you see me, please show that you care.
I’m your flag, so please treat me right!

I’m lucky to have you and you’re lucky to have me.
The things that I stand for are why you are free.

Be proud when you see my red, white and blue.
When I wave in the air…I’m waving for YOU!”

This delightful, historical and colorful story will help people of all ages better understand the value of our beautiful flag.

Written by Julia Cook
Illustrated by Michelle Hazelwood Hyde
Paperback ISBN 9781937870294
Grades K -6
32 pages
Release Date June 19, 2014

Additional information






National Center for Youth Issues

Julia Cook, M.S. is a award-winning children’s author, counselor, and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools and speaks at education and counseling conferences nationally and internationally. Julia has published almost one hundred children’s books on a wide range of character and social development topics, and regularly contributes to print and television media about these topics. The goal behind Cook’s work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem-solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home. Cook has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the “what to say” and the “how to say it.”

I’m Your Flag, So Please Treat Me Right! is a fitting tribute to our national banner, and a great resource for young Americans.

Col. Leo K. Thorsness (USAF Ret.)
Medal of Honor for actions over Vietnam

This is one of the best books ever written about our flag! My husband is a Retired USAF M/Sgt. and served two tours in the Vietnam War in Special Operations. He cried as he read about our flag in remembering what the flag meant to them as they landed safely after a mission. He said it was the most beautiful sight to all and them and saluted our flag when they landed!
Julia covers every area in telling about our flag and will help the young children learn early about the true meaning and how to respect and honor it. It also renews the memories of our older generation in never forgetting the true meaning of our flag and also honor those who fought for our freedom!

Carolyn Maxwell


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