Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - I Grew Up to Be President

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Book Review - I Grew Up to Be President

About the Book
Discover how each of these little rascals grew up to become commander-in-chief--now that's an executive order!

From George Washington to Barack Obama, this child's is a child's perfect introduction to all of the U.S. Presidents. On every spread, readers will learn about the Presidents' childhoods, families, careers, accomplishments in office, and life after the White House. Famous quotes, major events, and fun facts are all included. With simple text and full-color illustrations and photographs throughout, every parent, teacher, and child will want this essential reference for their bookshelf.

About the Author
Laurie Calkhoven is a children's writer and editor living in New York City. She has written many historical children's books including George Washington: An American Life and Harriet Tubman: Leading the Way to Freedom. You can visit her at

Rebecca Zomchek, anaward winning illustrator, graduated with a BFA in Illustration, Summa Cum Laude with Honors, from Syracuse University. Rebecca lives in New York City, but you can visit her at

My Take on the Book
What I loved about this book was that it brought our past Presidents down to the level of children and let them see that Presidents were once children too. The book also shares some very fun facts that all kids would enjoy. I mean who would have known that James Garfield was ambidextrous? Historians maybe, but not I. I was excited to find that this book shared many such facts on our Presidents but also a short biography of their life and work as President. Overall, this is a great book to introduce any child to our Presidents!

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