Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mr. President

In honor of the Inauguration of President Barack Obama yesterday, I present you with the review for this short book about all the past presidents, ending with Obama. Sorry for the lack of a photo, but I wasn't able to find one!

Mr. President: A Book of U.S. Presidents
By: George Sullivan
Review by: Lauren

Also reviewed for TeensReadToo

Mr. President is a short novel perfect for anyone who wants to know the basics of how one becomes president, as well as some basic information on the 44 we've had so far (yes, that includes Obama!) For this type of book, Sullivan did a very good job, giving information in an easy way.

It's a fast read that gives some more insight into major events through certain President's careers, fun facts about different heads of state, and even sheds some light on certain "unknown" presidents that might not come up much. As for the fun facts, you'll find out who the tallest and shortest presidents were, who had the most eccentric pets in the White House, and even who was the first woman to run for president (hint: It's not Hillary Clinton!)

Overall, I think this is a really well-written novel that's great for middle school children learning History, or even someone older who wants to brush up on their facts!

2 comments:

Bookworm said...

Yay Obama!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Bookworm: hahah for sure!!

-Lauren