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So You Want to Be President (edition 2000)

by Judith St. George, David Small (Illustrator)

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Title:So You Want to Be President
Authors:Judith St. George
Other authors:David Small (Illustrator)
Info:See notes (2000), Paperback, 52 pages
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Tags:Caldecott Winner, part of CCSE, Informational non fiction text

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So You Want to be President? by Judith St. George

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Overall, the non-fiction did a good job of displaying interesting facts about many of the previous president's lives, qualifications, or stories that occurred during their presidency. ( )
  cccoch9041 | Dec 9, 2016 |
Oh my goodness I love this book. This could be used to compare fiction to nonfiction, to show your students that nonfiction is not boring and can be really enjoyable to read. It is filled with many facts about several different presidents. ( )
  HaileyNBrown | Nov 28, 2016 |
So you want to president is a informational book about past presidents. The book starts out by explaining the good and bad things about being president. It also gives the history of the previous presidents with a sense of humor added to it. The book explains that presidents have been of all shapes and sizes and even from all different backgrounds. Such as some have been poor and some have been rich. Also although it explains that the constitution explains that you have thirty-five to be president, many of the presidents have been of different ages. In the book the author also tries to relate the presidents as people and that anyone that wanted to be president could do it. At the end of the book it tells about the oath that each president must commit to and explains that if you want to be president you just need to follow the best presidents. Also don't forget but the most important thing about being president is having the country and peoples best interest at heart.

I really liked this book. This book is very information with a little bit of humor for kids to love. I liked how the book used cartoon characters to help with the information that was given. The book would be a good way for younger readers to learn about our history and events that happened. This book would be a good book to use to have students learn about the history of the presidents. The book uses a good way to explain to students where each president came from and what their lives were. Another good thing about this book is that it gives the presidents in the order that they became president.

One extension idea would be to have the students pick a president out of the book and do research on that president. Then they could do a paper on that president. Another extension idea would be to have each student do their own timeline of their lives up to the point of where there are now. Then once they have completed that have them write down what they want for their future. Have them put down the specific events that got them to where they want to be.
  Tbrister | Nov 26, 2016 |
This book is about all the Presidents we have had up until 2004, and gives fun and humorous facts about each one. I personally enjoyed this book, and could see students becoming interested in it as well. It does a great job at illustrating each president and giving funny facts to keep the reader engaged. Most students find history boring, but I believe this book will keep your students engaged throughout. ( )
  maddisonsitz | Nov 9, 2016 |
This book is excellent to use for students when learning about the presidents or even going over the election. This book is a non-fiction book that discusses the presidents and aspects of their lives. The book covers athetlic aspects, favorite foods, and activities they participated in. I love how this book is comical and relatable for students to read. ( )
  Katelyn.Armatys | Nov 9, 2016 |
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Small, DavidIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Small, DavidIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0399243178, Hardcover)

Tired of books about the presidency that present themselves as history books? Author Judith St. George--along with Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator David Small--has created a book about the presidency that's serious fun. The basic theme is that anyone can be president: a fat man (William Howard Taft) or a tiny man (James Madison), a relative youngster (Teddy Roosevelt at 42) or oldster (Ronald Reagan at 69). Presidential hobbies, sports, virtues, and vices all get a tongue-in-cheek airing, perfectly matched by Small's political-cartoon style of caricature painting. It's fun, but the underlying purpose is clearly serious: to remind kids that the American presidents have been a motley group of individuals, not a row of marble busts. Ironically, that message makes the presidency far more interesting (and appealing) than it seems in some of the more traditional books. There's a factual addendum at the back giving all the dates and names, with a one-line bio for each past-president. (Ages 8 and older) --Richard Farr

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This new version of the Caldecott-winning classic updated with current facts and new illustrations to include our forty-second president, George W. Bush. Shows us the foibles, quirks and humanity of the 42 men who have risen to one of the most powerful positions in the world.… (more)

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