Monday, July 21, 2014
Book Review - When I Grow Up: Benjamin Franklin
About the Book
Meet one of America's Founding Fathers!
These brand-new easy readers are the perfect introductory biography series for young children. Each book will feature a recognizable figure and will take the reader on an exciting journey from obscure childhood to famed adulthood. Aspirational first-person text will be accompanied by a mixture of illustrations and photographs. Benjamin Franklin is one of America's most beloved Founding Fathers. He was a man of many talents, most well-known for discovering electricity. But Ben Franklin was also an author, an editor, a printer, and a diplomat. And he invented several things that we still use today! Benjamin Franklin's incredible story will excite and inspire early readers. With simple engaging text vetted by literacy experts along side dynamic illustrations, Ben's story will come to life. This volume will complement Common Core State Standards and feature helpful back matter tools such as a glossary and further reading.
My Take on the Book
This story was written on a third grade reading level. The author provided vast amounts of information in the text and a time line was included at the end of the book. The illustrator, Gerald Kelley, included excellent drawings which beautifully accompanied the text.
This is an excellent nonfiction book for children. It certainly illustrates why Benjamin Franklin is well known and respected in our country . He was not only a great inventor at the young age of eleven and in to his later years,but he was was also a valued American who assisted in the journey of independence for the United States of America.
I believe you and your child will thoroughly enjoy reading this book.
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