Action Presidents #1: George Washington!
We all know that George Washington was our first president and a hero of the American Revolution, but did you also know that he didn’t want to be president and had teeth so bad that he hated to smile?
Wimpy Kid meets the Who Was … series in these hilarious new graphic novels from New York Times bestselling comic book author Fred Van Lente and award-winning cartoonist Ryan Dunlavey.
U.S. history comes to life like never before! Historically accurate and highly entertaining, Action Presidents is perfect for curious minds. With timelines, maps, charts, and more, readers will keep learning until the last page.
There are a number of anecdotes from Washington's life, starting when he was young and continuing through his military and political career, following him all the way to his death. Highlights include the Battle of the Monongahela, skirmishes with Hessians, and the Battle of Trenton, but there is also interesting information about the Constitutional Congress and a very intriguing discussion of Washington's fraught relationship with owning slaves.
Readers who adore Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales or what a funnier or more illustrated version of Tarshis' I Survived Books will laugh at the brightly colored, fast-paced tales of Washington's derring-do, and may even learn a thing or two.
Since the Hazardous Tales don't do well in my library, I don't think I will purchase this book. The text is small, and there's a lot of it jammed on the page, and my graphic novel readers are likely to check this out and bring it right back.