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

This is a great book filled with fun facts and information on past presidents.

This a great book for young students to learn about past presidents without getting to bored.

A great way to include this book would be having each student chose a president and create a poster with pictures and facts of that president.

Another fun event would be to have students choose a president to dress up as and have them tell the entire class three facts about the president a loud. ( )
  kailee.gibbs | Apr 23, 2014 |
Caldecott winner, 2001
Wacky facts about presidents
  bp0128bd | Jan 24, 2014 |
So you're a young child interested in learning about the presidents of the United States? Then this is the best book you can choose to read! I really had a good time reading it. This non-fiction book provides informative and interesting facts about the presidents in a humorous and enjoyable way. The author makes this book very relatable to young children, inspiring them to want to become president one day. The illustrations on each page are bright and colorful making learning about a real topic more enjoyable especially for younger children. What I loved most was that I was learning about these presidents from a kid perspective rather than a boring textbook I would read in school. I think the author's purpose was to make reading about presidents something kids would actually like to read. If kids are exposed to the news, they sometimes see that life as president isn't always exciting and happy, but this book makes being president a lighter topic to read about. ( )
  ewestr1 | Nov 26, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Judith St. Georgeprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Small, DavidIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Small, DavidIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Channing, StockardNarratorsecondary authorsome 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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