John, Paul, George & Ben by Lane Smith

Title: John, Paul, George & Ben
Author: Lane Smith
Series: N/A
Publisher: Hyperion
Release Date: 2/28/2006
Length: 40 pages
Format: Hardcover
Genres: Childrens, History, Picture Books
Challenges: 2012 Support Your Local Library Challenge
Source: Library
Purchase: Hardcover
Rating: ★★★★★

A legendary artist has created a totally fresh and funny way to learn about America’s founding fathers with this “Revolutionary” new picture book.

So cute and funny! This is one that I will definitely come back to when I have kids. I think learning is something kids should start doing young. And I don’t think that only applies to reading. Of course, it’s fun to read cute books that make you laugh, but it’s nice to come across one that actually teaches something. This book is educational and fun. It teaches about the founding fathers and the early history of the United States with small bouts of hilarity. I loved the part about Paul Revere yelling about wigs and panties. That had me giggling and I’m twenty-four! Lane Smith has seriously won me over. I need to go on my library’s catalog and make sure I’ve read all of his books.

I think one of the best parts of this book is the section in the back where he fleshes out the facts from the funny fiction. I learned a few things reading that part (I was never much of an American history buff). Even in that section I saw Lane’s sense of humor shine through. Seriously, if you have some kiddies that like to be read to at night, you need to check out Lane Smith’s stuff. It’s so adorable and funny! And who doesn’t love a good Beatles reference?

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  1. I loved this book, even if it is a picture book.


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