Now let me tell you about The Unknown Soldier or in this case, the book by Jess M. Brallier. Yes, the same Jess Brallier who is the author of the Booker the Bat book. And I do not think one author has written two more different books (except for Jonathan Hill and their Odessa and Tales of a Seventh-grade Lizard Boy) than these two. One is lighthearted and fluffy and squeaky, the other serious, informative and emotional.
While the book seemed familiar, I did not remember the story itself until I got to the end and remembered the scene between the boy of the story and the soldier. Therefore, I might be doing a second review of this book, but like all books you read more than once, you get something different each time. This time things hit harder. Current events make things more personal or at least, more relatable. Overall, the story is sentimental. It is there to pull at your heartstrings and make you feel (what you feel is up to you). We follow a family of a mother, father and son (all in somewhat stereotypical nuclear family style of dress and mannerisms) visiting the sites of Washington D. What you feel is up to you.
There is much shown by the illustrations of Jamie Peterson, but most of the names of the monuments are not mentioned, we just know what they are due to the shape, size or in case of Lincoln Memorial, we know Honest Abe. Focusing mostly on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier itself, the history of the soldier on guard duty is told, plus more in the afterwards.