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Author: David Stabler
Illustrator: Doogie Horner
Publisher: Quirk Books
Published: October 28th, 2014
What a great source of information about the childhoods of many American Presidents and a great way to get children interested in History, too. The book presents the information in a humorous, engaging manner that will help children realise that they don’t have to be great at everything and that resilience and pursuing their interests can actually have a beneficial impact on their future, too. It also shows that the Presidents were ‘normal’ children, too – some bratty, others brainy, a total mix! The illustrations, childhood biographies and fun facts make this an interesting read for adults as well as children! Read it to find out which President was a veteran and hero who fought the British by the time he was just fourteen years old . . . who performed in a circus . . . who went to live with Native Americans . . . and lots of other interesting facts!
I think this book could easily be used by parents and teachers to help children become interested in history. It obviously refers to various eras and children may be interested to find out about particular aspects – such as collecting items such as arrowheads or baseball cards, learning to ride and do tricks on a horse! A great book and the humorous cartoon type illustrations just enhance the enjoyment for adults and children alike.
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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