Kid Presidents by David Stabler

Kid Presidents

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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.


Just like history class, only hilarious. Tim Federle, author ofBetter Nate Than Ever With cartoonish illustrations that will attract fans of Jeff Kinney sThe Diary of a Wimpy Kidand Rachel Renee Russell sThe Dork Diaries, this informative offering leaves no presidential childhood rock unturned. School Library Journal 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 The perfect gift for both presidential and history buffs, brimming with fun facts and full-color, comics-style artwork. Jennifer M. Brown, Shelf Awareness for Readers Get the hilarious history of each president's childhood.Kid Presidentsby David Stabler includes quirky illustrations and plenty of unusual trivia. Boys

.com The book s entertaining and informative format...showcases the meticulous and appealing style author David Stabler used inSecret Lives of Great AuthorsandSecret Lives of the Supreme Court.[And] do not skip the asides Horner adds to the illustrations inKid Presidents. Though the written remarks look like minor elements on pages, they provide major tongue-in-cheek entertainment. The Florida Time-Union Kid Presidentsgivesreaders a humorous peek into the early lives of our country s leaders. Time for Kids Little-known and unknown facts and anecdotes about the nation's presidents comprise this short book and should find an audience with students who can't get enough of world record books. Library MediaConnection ...entertaining... Kirkus Reviews This book is altogether too much fun! The pictures are hilarious, the stories are surprising and interesting, and the whole thing is delightful enough to make people forget that it s about America, and history. Ben H. Winters, author ofThe SecretLife of Ms Finkelman 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. Praise for Kid Athletes: ...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 Praise for Kid Artists: ...impressivelydiverse... 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 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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224 pages


David Stabler
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Quirk Books

Publication date

28th October 2014



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