True Tales of Childhood from America’s Presidents
"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 of The Secret Life of Ms Finkelman
"With cartoonish illustrations that will attract fans of Jeff Kinney’s The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Rachel Renée Russel’s The Dork Diaries, this informative offering leaves no presidential childhood rock unturned." —School Library Journal
"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
"Fun and funny."—Examiner.com
"Get the hilarious history of each president's childhood. Kid Presidents by David Stabler includes quirky illustrations and plenty of unusual trivia."—Boys' Life
"Kid Presidents gives readers a humorous peek into the early lives of our country’s leaders."—Time for Kids
The kids who grew up to be president were like a lot of other children. Some struggled with schoolwork and got into fights; others pranked their teachers and infuriated their parents. William Howard Taft was forced to take dance lessons. Gerald Ford struggled with dyslexia. Teddy Roosevelt had a bedroom “museum” full of dead animals. Kid Presidents features 20 captivating true stories from the childhoods of American presidents, complete with lively text and more than 200 cartoon illustrations. Laugh-out-loud funny and packed with cool facts, it’s the perfect read for all young future leaders of the free world.
DAVID STABLER is the kid-friendly alter ego of Robert Schnakenberg, the author of several books of pop history including Secret Lives of Great Authors, Secret Lives of the Supreme Court, and Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults. DOOGIE HORNER is a writer, illustrator, and stand-up comedian. His books include 100 Ghosts and Everything Explained through Flowcharts. This is his first illustrated book for children.
- Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-59474-731-1
- e-Book ISBN: 978-1-59474-732-8
- Book Dimensions:5 ½ x 8
- Page Count:224
- Release Date:October 28, 2014