So, You Want To Be President?

So, You Want To Be President?

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All kinds of people have served as the President of the United States. That's a big job, and getting bigger. But why not? Presidents have come in just about every variety. They've been generals like George Washington and actors like Ronald Reagan; big like William Howard Taft and small like James Madison; handsome like Franklin Pierce and homely like Abraham Lincoln. They've been born in log cabins like Andrew Jackson and mansions like William Harrison.

From the embarrassment of skinny-dipping John Quincy Adams, to the escapades of Theodore Roosevelt's children, to the heroic recovery of John Kennedy's crew, Judith St. George shares the backroom facts, the spit-fire comments, and the comical anecdotes that have been part and parcel of America's White House.

Hilariously illustrated by Caldecott honor-winning artist David Small in the cherished tradition of political commentary, this rip-roaring celebration of forty-one Presidents shows us the foibles, the quirks, and - most of all - the humanity of those men who have risen to one of the most powerful positions in the world.

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RI.3.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


"…a 'tour de force!'" - Connie Rockman, Children's Literature Consultant
"There is so much to praise…the animation, editing, everything…Thank you." - David Small, illustrator
"…an excellent video to utilize in units on citizenship and government (that)…every school will want to purchase." - School Library Journal


ALA Notable Book Caldecott Medal Book

Product Details

  • Item #: NTS553063
  • ISBN13: 9780545530637
  • Format: Paperback Book
  • Pages: 56
  • Genre:
    Informational Text
  • Weston Woods ID: PB597SCH
  • Grades: 1 - 7
  • Lexile® Measure: 910L
  • Guided Reading Level: GR Level S
  • DRA Level: 40 - 50
  • ACR Level: 4.8

So, You Want To Be President?

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