In Judith St. George’s celebration of 42 presidents, So You Want to Be President?, she delivers a comprehensive guide to our past leaders’ lives and time in office. Hilariously illustrated by David Small, this book will engage young researchers looking to learn more about our presidents.
Being the President of the United States is a tough job. This informative book tells the reader what it takes to be president, while delving into how our past presidents have stayed true to themselves, and their unique personalities while in office.
So You Want to be President? introduces the Presidency and the men who have filled the office, from George Washington to George W. Bush. However, the book is not organized chronologically. The presidents are grouped and explained in amusing ways. One page contains all the presidents who grew up in log cabins. Other pages compare presidents by spending habits, looks, and physical size. Still other pages go into the presidents’ extracurricular activities. St. George shows that the men who have held office are still human and have many quirks, flaws, and accomplishments.
What makes the book even more enjoyable are the hilarious caricatures of our presidents by David Small.
If you are looking for a book about presidents that entices readers through humor, illustrations, and political facts, then this is the book for you.