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John, Paul, George, and Ben

John, Paul, George, and Ben

Scritto da Lane Smith

Narrato da James Earl Jones


John, Paul, George, and Ben

Scritto da Lane Smith

Narrato da James Earl Jones

valutazioni:
4.5/5 (37 valutazioni)
Lunghezza:
9 minuti
Pubblicato:
Jan 1, 2007
ISBN:
9780545467438
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descrizione

This humorous and factual history of five lads who grew up to become Founding Fathers brings the early days of American history to life with sass and substance, in Lane Smith's inimitable style.

Pubblicato:
Jan 1, 2007
ISBN:
9780545467438
Formato:
Audiolibro


Informazioni sull'autore

Lane Smith is the creator of a shelf of books, including the New York Times bestselling It's a Book and its companion, It's a Little Book. The beautiful Caldecott Honor-winning Grandpa Green can also be found there alongside his brilliantly quirky collaborations with Jon Scieszka including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. He has also illustrated Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach and collaborated on the conceptual design of the Disney movie adaptation. In 2012, the Eric Carle Museum named him a Carle Artist for "lifelong innovation in the field of children's picture books," and in 2014 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Illustrators. In 2017 he won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for There Is a Tribe of Kids. Lane Smith and his wife, the designer Molly Leach, live in a small town in rural Connecticut, USA.

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  • (3/5)
    It's clever to try to mash-up the Beatles with the Founding Fathers, but the author limited it to too few visual and written references. He could have leaned into that theme a little more. Regardless, the rest of the book was a humorous and witty presentation of history, with a little True/False fact check at the end to explain where the author took liberties. Very nice.
  • (5/5)
    Oh, so funny and perfect.
  • (4/5)
    This was a super fun kid-friendly introduction to some famous people in American History. I, personally, got really jazzed by the allusions to The Beatles - they made me laugh. I'm certainly hoping to parlay this picture book into some more non-fiction selections for my 2nd grader!
  • (4/5)
    This children's book is so funny and cute! Loved the little history lessons in it as well. It reminds me a little bit of Schoolhouse Rock stuff.
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely delightful! Cleverly designed from the dust jacket to the final page with plenty of snarky fun throughout. The True/False section at the back makes clear the distinction between facts and fictions about these five founding fathers. The illustrations are caricature-like and filled with fun details related to each of the founding fathers. Looking for the scattered references to the other group including a John, Paul and George makes for a fun puzzle as well.
  • (5/5)
    This is a very cute and creative book, looking at the young lives of John Hancock, Paul Revere, George Washington, Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson before they were famous. While their child lives are fictional,the events reflect things they did later in life, and will help a child learn what each man did to contribute to history. The end of the book has a summary of what each man did and a true/false section to clear up any details in this book. While this sounds like an overwhelming amount of information, it is actually very simple and a cute story. Key words are bolded/all caps (ie Liberty, Happiness). Recommended for age 5+Teaching Extension:Read to a young class as an introduction to American History.
  • (5/5)
    This narrative introduces five prominent Founding Fathers by highlighting their most renown, legendary traits. Aided by superior illustrations and clever and persistent humor--as well as a "True and False" game to clarify truth and humor--this text is a sure winner for any audience, especially one interested in the men who built our Nation.
  • (4/5)
    "John, Paul, George, and Ben" is about the founding fathers before they were adults. It satirizes their personalities by making them into children. They were are very goofy and independent. It would be a fun book to share with young children as an introduction to American History.
  • (4/5)
    Interactive, American History, Summarizing, Interesting Punctuation, Non-Fiction, Heroes, Cool Facts, Read Aloud
  • (5/5)
    Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant!! The title lists three of the four Beatles, but they aren't really referring to the Beatles but the forefathers. Smith quotes some of the Beatles throughout the book. This book tells the story of John Hancock, Paul Revere, George Washington, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson as children. It shows their growing up and how they became rebellious leaders. Smith highlights the five leaders' most notable characteristics. This ending includes true historical facts about the five's roles in the American Revolution. Great book to read to kids when teaching about the American Revolution or the founding fathers of America! Absolutely brilliant! At the end of the book, Lane Smith lists the truths and myths stated throughout the book so that the children know what is actually true and what is false.
  • (3/5)
    Summary:This book is about the stories of John,Paul,George,and Ben's childhood.It is also a very funny book. My Thoughts:My sister and I both love this book I think it is a great book for kids.
  • (5/5)
    Charming and humorous. A fun way to get to know some of our most famous founding fathers. Lots of tiny hidden jokes and word plays. Creativity abounds in both the text and the illustrations. Everything in the book has a deliberate purpose. A good book to reread, like watching a complex movie over and over again. You will catch something new each reading.
  • (5/5)
    I love Lane Smith! Good possibility for a Presidents' Day theme, maybe too long. Funny with good historical facts about the revolution and the men surrounding it, done only the way Lane Smith can do it.
  • (4/5)
    This is a great book to introduce the presidents, contains funny facts on the presidents, this book also states whether facts are true or false
  • (5/5)
    This book is a very clever book that teaches about the United States history. I had a very good way of explaining things to children so that they would understand.
  • (5/5)
    This book is a biography of four different people all in one. It is a great book and the illustrations are well done. It tells all about these people within a story so children would be more likely to read this book and gain knowledge of these four people.
  • (5/5)
    I liked the time period that was created with this book and the clever stories that were created about each man. For example, "Tom (Jefferson) was an independent lad," and it is shown all of the ways that he pursues life, liberty and happiness just as he later writes in the Declaration of Independence. I thought this book was very clever and engaging.This book could be used for a library program that celebrates the Fourth of July and the founding of America. Children could make flags and learn about early American.
  • (5/5)
    Great book for both children and adults. Great book to include in a history lesson. Beetles references.
  • (5/5)
    This book tells the story of the four founding fathers in a kid style picture book. This is a great book to allow kids to better understand John, Paul, George and Ben.
  • (5/5)
    I think this is a wonderful book. I use the book to introduce my unit on the American Revolution and the kids love it. I teach fourth grade and this book creates a desire in my students to learn more and they are very attentive when I teach the information. It is a fun book that takes the historical figures and makes them into people in which the students can relate. At the end there is a true false section that lets the reader know which facts are true and which are myths. It is a great introduction to the unit.
  • (4/5)
    Your personal response to the book:I enjoyed this book a lot. Lane Smith plays up some of the known characteristic of the founding fathers and shows us things about them in a way that is not usually read about in history books. A great read for all ages!Curricular or Programming connections:This book has a lot of possible implications. It could be used with young children (with some explanation or as/is) or with students up to high school age. This could be used with an American History unit or with a 4th of July celebration at a public library.
  • (5/5)
    This book shows our Founding Fathers as sassy, mischievous boys, always on the brink of trouble. Readers will be keen to learn the boyhood antics of such cerebral, effective statesmen, as we don't often think of them as ever having been kids. The combination of delightfully wacky illustrations, witty comedic text and fantastically unique design work, including breaking the pages up in surprising ways will tickle young and old alike. A real winner!
  • (5/5)
    This book was really funny and made me laugh. I enjoyed it a lot. Also, in the back of the book it lets you know what was false and the truth. It was a cute, humorous book that helps you get into history. 5 stars.
  • (5/5)
    Hilarious!! This book is cute and funny! It is a not exactly accurate poke fun at these men, kind of book. It has a wonderful epilogue which is the TRUE/FALSE explanation for much of the book. I would use this book as an attention getter to study these famous men, to introduce the idea of presidents, writing skills, reputation, US History. Grades 3-8
  • (3/5)
    I found this book a very imaginative way to talk about our foundingfathers, Elementary children can relate to thier founding fathers ina real way, and at the end of the book, reading gets a history lesson, a great way to have instant learning
  • (5/5)
    A great fun book about the founding fathers of our country that helps learning about our country's history more fun. This book helps kids understand the difference between fact vs. fiction. The class will be able to relate to the four men in this book as the book speaks about the four men when they were children.
  • (5/5)
    John Hancock, Paul Revere, George Washington, Ben Franklin and Tom Jefferson are all in this book and the story talks about when they were boys. It's a great story for children to learn early American history in a fun way. The book is funny and relates fact to fiction in the ending.
  • (5/5)
    A silly portrayal of the founding fathers as children and how that relates to each man's achievements as an adult. The story has different sections on each man, but brings them all together at the end to connect them. There is also an excellent chart with what is true and what is false in the book and in history that is fun for kids and adults. Each of the founding fathers is developed as a child, a lot of the development is related to the illustrations. The setting is not well developed, but it is not necessary due to the organization of the story. This is a great book that would be excellent for an introduction to elementary school students to learn about the beginning of the United States.
  • (5/5)
    This book is a fun and historical book about 5 young lads and a certain characteristic about them, John is a BOLD lad, Paul is a NOISY lad, George is a HONEST lad, Ben is a CLEVER lad, and Tom is a INDEPENDENT lad. This book is cleverly written with pictures that add humor. This combination makes a great book.When reading this book i found myself laughing at almost every page. how the words were written (font, color, size) added some much to the feel of the book, The pictures also were a huge part of how the book was read. They were humorous and oringinal. i also learned about some history behind each "lad".This book is a great "teacher" book. It has the pictures to keep the reader interested, it has the humor to keep the reader interested, and it has history to make this book educational. It is a book that i would definately use in the older grades 4th or 5th, and maybe in the primary grades. Highly recommended.
  • (5/5)
    Very good for younger kids learning about our independence and history.