A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Explains the backgrounds of four presidents in a way young kids can understand.
The class cooperates to put on a show about the presidents featured on Mount Rushmore. The narrator is gracious during her class's presidential election, too.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this book is a friendly and fun introduction to four of our most famous presidents.
Is It Any Good?
Kids will be interested in the presidential facts and will also be caught up in the story happening in the classroom. They'll enjoy seeing the students put together their play and then hold their own election to see who will be class president.
The bright and friendly pictures complement the simple text well and keep the story moving. Kids will like noting little details like how tall Charlie, the tallest kid in the class, gets even taller to play Abe Lincoln.
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