So You Want to be President

So You Want to be President

What is it like to be President of the United States? Can anyone be President? What do Presidents really do? This is an energetic, humorous stroll through all of our Presidents with anecdotes about their terms and what they did for our country. Would it be fun to be the President? Too much responsibility? Too many decisions? Can you be President if you're fat? How about bald? Maybe anyone can be President!

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So you want to be President! Why not? Presidents have come in every variety. They've been generals like George Washington and actors like Ronald Reagan, big like William Howard Taft and small like James Madison, handsome like Franklin Pierce and homely like Abraham Lincoln.

From the embarrassment of skinny-dipping John Quincy Adams to the mischievous adventure of Theodore Roosevelt's pony, Judith St. George shares the backroom facts, the spitfire comments, and the comical anecdotes that have been part and parcel of America's White House.

Hilariously illustrated by Caldecott honor-winning artist David Small, this celebration shows us the foibles, quirks, and the humanity of forty-one men who have risen to one of the most powerful positions in the world."--from the publisher, Penguin Group USA

978-0399243172  Ages 7-10  56 pages

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