THEODORE ROOSEVELT FOR KIDS by Kerrie Logan Hollihan

THEODORE ROOSEVELT FOR KIDS

His Life and Times, 21 Activities
Age Range: 9 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

The latest installment in the For Kids series offers a clear and interesting biography of the 26th President, plus 21 activities to supplement the narrative. Vigorous writing is rooted in a wealth of fascinating details, and the many photographs, political cartoons, posters, postcards and advertisements help bring to life Roosevelt and his times. Some of the activities, however, have a rather tenuous connection to the text, such as making éclairs (because Roosevelt once said that President McKinley “had no more backbone than an éclair”). One activity—needle felting teddy bears—could prove dangerous for young readers; sewing would be safer and more historically accurate. No source notes are provided, even for quotations, but five of the recommended readings are solid works for young readers. An attractive, well-written volume that, through the better activities, makes learning history a hands-on affair. (places to visit, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-55652-955-9
Page count: 144pp
Publisher: Chicago Review
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2010




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