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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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I really liked this book because it is nonfiction, but it does not have photographs and does not have the same feel as a typical nonfiction book. It makes reading and learning the information interesting.
  kmbate8772 | Oct 3, 2016 |
This book is great way for kids to learn fun facts about being president and also about past presidents. It is very humorous as it mentions things such as the size of the different presidents we have had to their pets to how many siblings they had. The pictures are great as well as they are exaggerated and really fun to look at, especially for kids. I would share this book with all different age groups and recommend doing so maybe as an introduction to learning American History. ( )
  Ashley.Setzekorn | Sep 12, 2016 |
I really like this book because it give information about the different presidents, and what it takes to be one. Not only does it do this, but it does a really great job at making this book fun to read and leave you wanting to read more! It gives fun facts about the presidents which kids LOVE.
  makensiecowart | Sep 12, 2016 |
Summary: This book shares interesting facts about the presidents. From embarrassing stories to how many pets they had while in the White House. It tells of the diversity of the presidents we have had. It tells readers that if you want to be president then go for it.
Critique: This book is a fun read. I liked reading about the president's personal lives. It made them seem human.
Craft Elements: Before beginning the lesson give students a quick quiz over the presidents to see how much they know. Make a list as a class to see how many presidents they can name. Look for common names whether first or last names. Help students realize that even presidents started out as children. Ask the students what they would do if they became president?
  Summer18 | Sep 10, 2016 |
GL: 4.2
DRA: 40
Lexile: 730L
  Infinityand1 | Aug 3, 2016 |
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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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