Rutherford B., Who Was He?: Poems About Our Presidents

By SINGER, Marilyn

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ISBN
9781423171003
Publisher
Hyperion Disney


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on January 1, 2014  |  Grades 5 and Up

Gr 4 Up—In this impressive collection of poems and matching illustrations, Singer and Hendrix introduce readers to the chronological roster of U.S. presidents, from Washington through Obama. With just a few well-chosen lines, Singer limns the character and/or significance of each man, highlighting Washington's honesty; peace-loving Woodrow Wilson, and feisty Truman: "No one was brasher/than that former haberdasher." In her inimitable verse, she brilliantly captures Nixon's flawed legacy: "Would people reme...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on December 1, 2013

"Who were these men / who had what it took / to be commander in chief of all the armed forces, / to suggest what to do with our country's resources?" Forty-three presidents receive thirty-nine poems here; Grover Cleveland gets two--one for each nonconsecutive term in office. Unlike Susan Katz's The President's Stuck in the Bathtub (rev. 5/12), which focused on quirky traits, this volume touches on more sophisticated subjects such as political ideology, foreign policy, and domestic programs. In a singl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2013

Forty-three presidents receive thirty-nine poems, touching on subjects such as political ideology, foreign policy, and domestic pro...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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