Tuesday, January 22, 2013

First Mothers by Beverly Gherman –ADVISABLE

Gherman, Beverly and Illustrated by Downing, Julie First Mothers 64 pgs. Clarion Books, 2012. $11.55.  (Rating: PG –mention of marital affairs)
Every president of the United States had to have a mother, but we never hear much about them. Well this is every one of them, with quirky titles, interesting portraits that are fully of personality, fun facts, tidbits, and more. For example Rose Kennedy is listed as the “savvy mother”, and her pages feature even a little comic strip.
This was a fun book to read! The pages and illustrations are laid out with such variety and creativity, that it doesn't fail to keep the reader’s attention. The biographical text is short and sweet and balances factual stuff with fun stuff for a perfect combination. This is a great way for students to get to know more about the president’s childhood's and the lives of some historical and important women.  
Elementary –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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