Kid Presidents by David Stabler
  

Kid Presidents

Written by David Stabler
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Synopsis

Kid Presidents by David Stabler

Every president started out as a kid. From George Washington to Barack Obama, every person who grew up to become the most powerful man in America began life as a very short, mostly powerless little boy. They got into fights, struggled with their schoolwork, pranked their teachers, and infuriated their parents just like any other kid. Kid Presidents features 25 captivating true stories from the childhoods of United States presidents. While other presidential biographies show how presidents clawed their way to the White House, this one will show how they made it through recess. Each of these stories sheds some light on the kind of men and leaders these kid presidents grew up to be. Stylized comic book-style illustrations and Wimpy Kid-esque doodle drawings will accompany each chapter. An old Jesuit maxim says Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man. Kid Presidents will illustrate the truth of that statement in a fun and entertaining visual language that any child can understand.

Reviews

Just like history class, only hilarious. --Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever With cartoonish illustrations that will attract fans of Jeff Kinney's The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Rachel Ren?e Russell's The Dork Diaries, this informative offering leaves no presidential childhood rock unturned. --School Library Journal

Full of fun facts your kids can relate to, colorful illustrations, and interesting portrayals of presidents as more human than the legends they became. --BNKids Blog

Every leader of our country was once a kid, as the 20 true tales in this fun, fact-filled, whimsically illustrated book so cleverly remind us. --American Profile

Get the hilarious history of each president's childhood. Kid Presidents by David Stabler includes quirky illustrations and plenty of unusual trivia. --Boys

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Fun and funny. --Examiner.com

Kid Presidents gives readers a humorous peek into the early lives of our country's leaders. --Time for Kids

.. .entertaining... --Kirkus Reviews

Kid Presidents is a hoot! Who would have thought that the path to the White House starts with being a cool little kid? --Joseph D'Agnese, author of American History Comic Books.

.. .outstanding...Inspiring and entertaining, Kid Athletes isn't just for sports fans. --Booklist, starred review

Even if you don't exactly love sports, this book only says a little bit about them in the actual sport, so go out and get this book because it will teach you a lot and you will enjoy it immensely. --Kidsday reporters, Newsday

Perfect for the adolescent set, these inspiring stories mix fun and non-fiction. --Geeks of Doom

.. .impressively diverse... --Booklist

For budding artists, here's a heartening reminder that 17 unconventional greats--not to mention all the rest--started out as children too. --Kirkus Reviews

Memorably weird childhood moments--Jackson Pollock accidentally had part of a finger chopped off and then eaten by a rooster--are likely to stick with readers, as will Horner's impish cartoons. --Publishers Weekly

About the Author

David Stabler is the kid-friendly alter ego of Robert Schnakenberg, a Senior Copywriter at Random House. Schnakenberg has written several books of pop history including Secret Lives of Great Authors (Quirk, 2007), Secret Lives of the Supreme Court (Quirk, 2008) and Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults. His work has also appeared in The American Writer, and Real People; and online at Alternet, HoleCity, Mental Floss, and PopPolitics.com. He has been a major contributor to numerous multi-volume reference works, including The St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture; Fashion, Fad, and Style; and Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th Century America.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
224 pages

Author

David Stabler
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Publisher

Quirk Books

Publication date

6th November 2014

ISBN

9781594747311


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