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I Wish I Knew That: U.S. Presidents: Cool Stuff You Need to Know (I Wish I Knew That)

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Publisher Comments:

Here is a look at the fascinating profiles of each of the 43 presidents, including the names of their pets! Sidebars are filled with fun and unusual information about our leaders-such as who appears on stamps and money-and "At a Glance" boxes provide birth date, political party, and other vital information, including that:

  • Thomas Jefferson, our third president, spoke six languages, invented many things (the swivel chair and the pedometer, to name two), and designed and built not only Monticello (his rural home) but also the University of Virginia.
  • Theodore Roosevelt, was one of the nation's great hunters, and the Smithsonian is filled with hundreds of specimens from his safari in Africa. He was also our first environmentalist president, setting aside nearly 200 million acres for national parks and wildlife refuges.
You'll also find a section on "The First Ladies"-short takes on all the presidents' wives. The book ends with a special feature that's just in time for the 2012 election: how a president gets elected. From the first presidential election to recent recounts, this chapter clearly explains to a young audience how we choose the next leader of our country.

Includes over 100 whimsical illustrations!

Synopsis:

U.S. History comes alive in thisand#160;laugh-out-loud nonfiction graphic novel all about the presidents!

Michael Townsend presents his comic book guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and maybe a few things you didn't!) about the President of the United States. It's full of insanely weird facts about our leaders (Did you know that President Coolidge had a pet pygmy hippo named Billy?), as well as the history and powers of the presidency, day-to-day life, and pros and cons of the job. Even the most mundane of facts become hilarious in this brilliantly cheeky guide to our nation's MVP.

About the Author

Michael Townsend (www.mikeisgreathelikeschocolatecake.com)and#160;lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606523605
Author:
Davis, Christopher
Publisher:
Reader's Digest Juvenile
Author:
Halbert, Patricia A.
Author:
Randol, Susan
Author:
Townsend, Mike
Author:
Halbert, Patricia
Author:
Editors of Reader's Digest
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Subject:
Children s-Peace and Justice
Subject:
Politics & Government
Edition Description:
Hardback - Paper Over Boards
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full color illustrations, comic book sty
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

Related Subjects

Children's » History » United States » General
Children's » Nonfiction » US History
Children's » Peace and Justice

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U.S. History comes alive in thisand#160;laugh-out-loud nonfiction graphic novel all about the presidents!

Michael Townsend presents his comic book guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and maybe a few things you didn't!) about the President of the United States. It's full of insanely weird facts about our leaders (Did you know that President Coolidge had a pet pygmy hippo named Billy?), as well as the history and powers of the presidency, day-to-day life, and pros and cons of the job. Even the most mundane of facts become hilarious in this brilliantly cheeky guide to our nation's MVP.

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