Kid Presidents by David Stabler
  

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

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

Time for Kids

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 Presidents by David Stabler includes quirky illustrations and plenty of unusual trivia. Boys

.com With cartoonish illustrations that will attract fans of Jeff Kinney s The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Rachel Renee Russel s The Dork Diaries, this informative offering leaves no presidential childhood rock unturned. School Library Journal

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.

Just like history class, only hilarious. Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever

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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Format

Hardback
224 pages

Author

David Stabler
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Publication date

6th November 2014

ISBN

9781594747311


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