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Publisher Comments:

So you want to be President! Why not? Presidents have come in every variety. They've been generals like George Washington and actors like Ronald Reagan, big like William Howard Taft and small like James Madison, handsome like Franklin Pierce and homely like Abraham Lincoln.

From the embarrassment of skinny-dipping John Quincy Adams to the mischievous adventure of Theodore Roosevelt's pony, Judith St. George shares the backroom facts, the spitfire comments, and the comical anecdotes that have been part and parcel of America's White House.

Hilariously illustrated by Caldecott honor-winning artist David Small, this celebration shows us the foibles, quirks, and the humanity of forty-one men who have risen to one of the most powerful positions in the world.

Review:

"The comical, caricatured artwork emphasizes some of the presidents' best known qualities and amplifies the playful tone of the text.... The many clever, quirky asides may well send readers off on a presidential fact-finding mission and spark many a discussion of additional anecdotes. A clever and engrossing approach to the men who have led America. Ages 7-up." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"While the text exposes the human side of the individuals, the office of the presidency is ultimately treated with respect and dignity. A list of presidents with terms of office, birthplace, date of birth and death, and a one-sentence summary of their accomplishments is provided. This title will add spark to any study of this popular subject." School Library Journal

Review:

"David Small's delightful illustrations, usually droll and sometimes hilarious, will draw children to the book and entertain them from page to page.... Thoughtful composition and layout both contribute to the lively visual presentation of this most original look at the presidency." Carolyn Phelan, Booklist

Synopsis:

For a limited time only, and just in time for the election!

Do‛t miss the deluxe paperback version of the Caldecott Medal winning classic, fully updated with current facts on all our presidents. The timing could not be more perfect with the election coming up. From Washington to Lincoln, from Nixon to Clinton— catch up with all your favorite (and not-so-favorite) presidents as the nation prepares to elect our next. An excellent addition to any classroom library, now at a lower price.

About the Author

Judith St. George lives in Connecticut.

David Small lives in Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399251528
Publisher:
Philomel
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Political
Illustrator:
Small, David
Author:
St George, Judith
Author:
Small, David
Author:
Judith St. George
Subject:
History - United States/General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - U.S. Presidents & First Ladies
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United states
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20080703
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
11.50x8.88x.22 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 56 pages Philomel Books - English 9780399251528 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The comical, caricatured artwork emphasizes some of the presidents' best known qualities and amplifies the playful tone of the text.... The many clever, quirky asides may well send readers off on a presidential fact-finding mission and spark many a discussion of additional anecdotes. A clever and engrossing approach to the men who have led America. Ages 7-up."
"Review" by , "While the text exposes the human side of the individuals, the office of the presidency is ultimately treated with respect and dignity. A list of presidents with terms of office, birthplace, date of birth and death, and a one-sentence summary of their accomplishments is provided. This title will add spark to any study of this popular subject."
"Review" by , "David Small's delightful illustrations, usually droll and sometimes hilarious, will draw children to the book and entertain them from page to page.... Thoughtful composition and layout both contribute to the lively visual presentation of this most original look at the presidency."
"Synopsis" by , For a limited time only, and just in time for the election!

Do‛t miss the deluxe paperback version of the Caldecott Medal winning classic, fully updated with current facts on all our presidents. The timing could not be more perfect with the election coming up. From Washington to Lincoln, from Nixon to Clinton— catch up with all your favorite (and not-so-favorite) presidents as the nation prepares to elect our next. An excellent addition to any classroom library, now at a lower price.

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