Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America's Presidents (Kid Legends #1) (Hardcover)
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Hilarious childhood biographies and full-color illustrations show how George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Barack Obama, and other presidents-to-be faced kid-sized problems growing up in America.
Every president started out as a kid! Forget the legends, tall tales, and historic achievements—before they were presidents, the future leaders of the United States had regular-kid problems just like you. John F. Kennedy hated his big brother. Lyndon Johnson pulled pranks in class. Barack Obama was bothered by bullies. And Bill Clinton was crazy clumsy (he once broke his leg jumping rope). Kid Presidents tells all of their stories and more with full-color cartoon illustrations on every page. History has never been this much fun!
About the Author
Author David Stabler and illustrator Doogie Horner have created several books together, including Kid Presidents (Quirk, 2014), Kid Athletes (Quirk, 2015), Kid Artists (Quirk, 2016), and Kid Authors (Quirk, 2017).
“Just like history class, only hilarious.”—Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever
“A humorous peek into the early lives of our country’s leaders.”—Time for Kids
“Get the hilarious history of each president's childhood. Kid Presidents by David Stabler includes quirky illustrations and plenty of unusual trivia.”—Boys' Life
“Entertaining and informative.”—The Florida Time-Union
“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
“Fun and funny.”—Examiner.com “With cartoonish illustrations that will attract fans of Jeff Kinney’s The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Rachel Renée Russell’s The Dork Diaries, this informative offering leaves no presidential childhood rock unturned.”—School Library Journal
“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
“Caricatures by Horner are whimsical and funny, a good match for a book that demonstrates that every president started life as a goofy, regular kid.”—Booklist
“Entertaining.”—Kirkus Reviews Praise for the Kid Legends series: “Outstanding... Inspiring and entertaining.”—Booklist, starred review, on Kid Athletes “A heartening reminder that 17 unconventional greats—not to mention all the rest—started out as children too.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Kid Artists
“Filled with cute illustrations. . . [and] mini-biographies that are interesting, funny, and, most importantly, relevant to kids today.”—Geek Dad, on Kid Scientists
“Impressively diverse.”—Booklist, on Kid Artists
“I can think of no better way to convey to children that their heroes were once just like them.”—Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star, on Kid Scientists
“Memorably weird childhood moments. . . are likely to stick with readers, as will Horner’s impish cartoons.”—Publishers Weekly, on Kid Artists
“A funny and inspiring book for children and adults.”—New York Journal of Books, on Kid Scientists