Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lincoln Tells a Joke

Lincoln Tells a Joke - How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country)
by Kathleen Krull & Paul Brewer
illustrated by Stacy Innerst
Harcourt Children's Books

1 comment:

Jennifer Hartshorn said...

This is a short biography shows a very human side of Abraham Lincoln that children will be able to identify with. My criticism would be that it will have a very limited use in an educational setting, probably only for elementary ages. But that very criticism is also an advantage. It is difficult finding biographies and historical nonfiction for the elementary grades, so this title does fill a niche. I did not particularly care for the illustrations, but can see where children will appreciate them.