- Age Range: 9 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 4 - 7
- Lexile Measure: 0950 (What's this?)
- Series: Kid Legends (Book 1)
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Quirk Books (October 28, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1594747318
- ISBN-13: 978-1594747311
- Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 79 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America's Presidents (Kid Legends) Hardcover – October 28, 2014
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Gr 4–6—With cartoonish illustrations that will attract fans of Jeff Kinney's "The Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and Rachel Renée Russel's "The Dork Diaries," this informative offering leaves no presidential childhood rock unturned. Children will enjoy the parallels of these presidential lives and their own, from Franklin Roosevelt's helicopter mother to Hebert Hoover's friendships with Native Americans to Barack Obama's tumultuous years in Indonesia. Disorganized kids will be happy to read that John F. Kennedy was given a scathing report card that once stated that he "can seldom locate his possessions." Kids will especially enjoy the section on pranks pulled by previous presidents. Oddly, this book is not organized chronologically, nor is each segment broken down into any rational sequence. Overall, the style is funny and lighthearted. Being a kid isn't always easy, even for those on the path for greatness, like many of these men. The further reading at the end of book provides a nice resource for those who want to learn more about their favorite resident of the Oval Office. Give this fun and accessible title to "Who Was…" series (Penguin) fans or reluctant readers who enjoys history.—Keith Klang, Port Washington Public Library, NY
“Just like history class, only hilarious.”—Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever
“With cartoonish illustrations that will attract fans of Jeff Kinney’s The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Rachel Renée Russell’s The Dork Diaries, this informative offering leaves no presidential childhood rock unturned.”—School Library Journal
“Full of fun facts your kids can relate to, colorful illustrations, and interesting portrayals of presidents as more human than the legends they became.”—BNKids Blog
“Every leader of our country was once a kid, as the 20 true tales in this fun, fact-filled, whimsically illustrated book so cleverly remind us.”—American Profile
“The perfect gift for both presidential and history buffs, brimming with fun facts and full-color, comics-style artwork.”—Jennifer M. Brown, Shelf Awareness for Readers
“Get the hilarious history of each president's childhood. Kid Presidents by David Stabler includes quirky illustrations and plenty of unusual trivia.”—Boys' Life
“Caricatures by Horner are whimsical and funny, a good match for a book that demonstrates that every president started life as a goofy, regular kid.”—Booklist
“Fun and funny.”—Examiner.com
“The book’s entertaining and informative format...showcases the meticulous and appealing style author David Stabler used in Secret Lives of Great Authors and Secret Lives of the Supreme Court. [And] do not skip the asides Horner adds to the illustrations in Kid Presidents. Though the written remarks look like minor elements on pages, they provide major tongue-in-cheek entertainment.”—The Florida Time-Union
“Kid Presidents gives readers a humorous peek into the early lives of our country’s leaders.”—Time for Kids
“Little-known and unknown facts and anecdotes about the nation's presidents comprise this short book and should find an audience with students who can't get enough of world record books.”—Library Media Connection
“This book is altogether too much fun! The pictures are hilarious, the stories are surprising and interesting, and the whole thing is delightful enough to make people forget that it’s about America, and history.”—Ben H. Winters, author of The Secret Life of Ms Finkelman
“Kid Presidents is a hoot! Who would have thought that the path to the White House starts with being a cool little kid?”—Joseph D'Agnese, author of American History Comic Books.
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The only complaint is how short it is
Also it was pretty funny and I am satisfied