Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome by Brad Montague and Robby Novak - ADVISABLE

Montague, Brad and Novak, Robby, Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome, 240 pgs. Harper Collins Children’s Books, 2015. $21.99. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: G.  

Kid President is a current YouTube sensation.  He’s positive, joyful and awesome.  This illustrated compilation of his messages; 100 ideas about being awesome, alternating with pictures and vignettes of his life and personal story, stories about other awesome kids, and behind the scenes information about his short films make this a great fan read and a feel good book. Plus, Kid President interviews some of our favorite celebrities!  

Illustrated with photos and drawings, it’s got a similar feel to the youtube videos but without Robby’s fun personality and voice and dance moves.  As a stand alone text, it might be scattered for someone not familiar with Kid President, however, the message is timely and the writing is funny, informative and poignant.  Too texty for an elementary reader, the middle school kids will eat this up, like corn dogs and pizza.  MS - ADVISABLE, HS - OPTIONAL  Lisa Librarian

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