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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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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 |
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 |
This book is talking about all the different presidents. It is a great book for third grade through fifth grade. You can bring this out on presidents day or when you are talking about government. It is a nice little way to learn about the presidents. ( )
  DinahW | Nov 9, 2016 |
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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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