Thursday, October 30, 2014
Review: Our Presidents Rock! by:Juliette Turner
About the Book:
Did You Know John Quincy Adams owned a pet alligator? Ulysses S. Grant received a ticket for riding his horse too fast down the streets of Washington, D.C.? Gerald R. Ford briefly worked as a fashion model? You are invited on a totally unique journey through presidential history with Juliette Turner, the National Youth Director of Constituting America. Through fun cartoons, quotes, great graphics, and Juliette s quirky sense of humor, you ll discover tons of fun new facts about the presidents of the United States and the role of the executive branch. These aren't just a bunch of old men in suits! Many of them were ordinary people like you who overcame trials in order to become America s leader, and all of them entered the political arena with the goal of protecting the country they loved. Written for kids by a kid, Juliette s passion and excitement breathes new life into American history and the role of one of the most powerful positions in the world.
About the Author:
Juliette Turner is an honor student, singer, dancer and the National Youth Director for Constituting America. When she isn’t writing or on the speaking circuit, she can be found with her mother, actress and radio talk show host, Janine Turner, on their Texas ranch caring for their herd of twenty-five longhorn cows, six dogs, pony, AB; and cats, Sparkle and Meow.
As a homeschool mom, it is extremely hard to find really good reference books for my children that will give them all the information they need to get their work done each day. This book is n excellent one that states all the facts about each president and then some. Juliette has done an outstanding job on the book! she takes all the boring facts or ones that children would consider boring and rounds it out with some additional fun facts about the president and his family. She begins with George Washington and ends with the current president Barack Obama. She even throws some things in a bout the first ladies as well.
For example, did you know that First Lady Michelle Obama and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt were the tallest First Ladies in U. S. history standing in at 5'11" tall. Or that during Washington's first term, he visited each state because he believed that each state should get to know who was running the government. This book was fun and informative and gives you a brief timeline on each president as well as so much more. My children had lots of fun reading and looking through it to learn more about our government.
If you would like to learn more about this book, you can here.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the Z Blog Squad.