Previous review written in 2012 when I read it with son #3
I have to admit I learned more in this book than previous ones like the fact that there were presidents between Jackson and Lincoln. I mean, I knew that in a logical sense because Jackson was number 7 and Lincoln was sixteenth but still, they actually had names. Of course, she only gave one chapter to all 8 of them since they didn't seem to do much of anything. Otherwise, it was still better than the first book or two as it seemed to flow better and the presentation was easier to follow. I still dislike the gazillion side notes and extra articles that get stuck in tho. I find them distracting and I know that Jon tends to gloss over them. Sometimes you can as they aren't that important and sometimes they are really important. Ugh!
Son#4 is enjoying this far more than the last one did which definitely makes it more enjoyable for me as a teacher when we can discuss in depth and it's not fighting over getting him to read any of it.
Page count: 199p/1,971p ytd/276,446p lifetime