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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
Collections:Your library
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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This book is filled with fun facts of each president from one to forty-two. The illustrations seem to be painted and humorous. This would be an interesting book for a child to read if they were interested in learning more about each president. ( )
  McKenzieS | Apr 17, 2015 |
This is a great book to get children interested in presidents. Not only does it have cartoon drawings but it also tells details about presidents that you wouldn't normally read about. It tells about things that they liked and different talents that the presidents had. It told information about their siblings, pets, and character differences. Classroom Extensions: I would have the children write a report about a President of their choice. Or, I would have the students write a page to add to the book that would say something about them if they were President. ( )
  emedwards | Mar 23, 2015 |
Written in a fun and engaging style, and shares facts about past presidencies. It also shares the pros and cons about being in the white house.
  elindseyziegler | Mar 15, 2015 |
The genre of this book is informational. This book gives students a look in to the lives of presidents from George Washington to Bill Clinton using humor. The book talks about the good things about be president as well as the bad side of being president. The book ends with what it would take but it does not seem to be applicable to students who are female. This book does address different things that happened to different presidents over the years. The book also talked about Vice Presidents taking over after a president was assassinated. This might be a good reals aloud during a presidential election but if the school had the updated edition that would be better.
  kbuffum13 | Jan 30, 2015 |
This book is all about the presidents in the US. It touches on the White House as well. It gives information and funny, random facts about the presidents.This would be used in 3-5 grade.
  LaurenValencour | Nov 11, 2014 |
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Judith St. Georgeprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Small, DavidIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Small, DavidIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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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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