So You Want to Be President?
Summary: This book is full of kid-friendly facts about previous Presidents of the United States of America. It talks about their hobbies, pets, and favorite foods. It gives children an interesting view on life in the White House.
Critique- I loved this book because it made such a boring and over-studied subject really relatable to children of all ages. The ability for students to connect with the lives of past presidents was an amazing quality in this picture book....more
—So You Want to Be President?, P. 47
This book is a surprising, effervescent combination of sharp wit and honest wisdom that I believe does perfect justice to the ideal of what th...more
Having always loved American history, I was delighted by Judith St. George’s So You Want to Be President. Filled with fun facts about our nation’s leaders, St. George’s book kept my attention with information (both informative and sometimes silly), but David Small’s illustrations made me take a second, third, and even fourth look! The accompanying pictures provide a presidential face with a name, but in a playful and fun, kid-appealing, way. Each page bursts with caricatures of former presidents...more
It comes as no surprise that there has been some controversy over this book. What IS surprising, is the lack of knowledge people have displayed in their reviews in regard to our Nation's history and legal terms. So before I really get into my review, let's lay down some foundation in which my opinion has been based:
1) The term "impeached" refers to the process in which a President can be prosecuted. It does NOT mean that the President has been barred from offic...more
This book gives a brief history of all the presidents and some of their accomplishments. It also sheds light on the mistakes and shortcomings they have had. I found it lighthearted and funny.
The illustrations were very cartoonish. I found them appropriate for the text. The images coupled with the language made the read quite a joy. While it was funny there was st...more