This Little President by Joan Holub (Review)

This Little President by Joan Holub |

This Little President by Joan Holub

Age Range: 3 – 5 years | Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten | Board book: 26 pages | Publisher: Little Simon; Brdbk edition (January 12, 2016)


About This Little President:

Learn all about the US presidents with this fun and colorful board book perfect for leaders-in-training!

Leading our country.
Helping you and me.
Keeping all fifty states
safe, happy, and free.

Little presidents have a great big job.

Now even the youngest patriots can learn about America’s presidential history with this bright and playful board book. Highlighting ten of the most memorable presidents—and featuring all forty-four on the last page—parents and presidents-in-training alike will love sharing this fun primer full of age-appropriate facts, leadership skills, and White House history.


About the Author:

Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 140 children’s books, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, the New York Times bestselling picture book Mighty Dads (illustrated by James Dean), and Little Red Writing (illustrated by Melissa Sweet). She lives in North Carolina and is online at


About the Artist:

Daniel Roode is an illustrator and designer who draws inspiration from his French heritage, mid-century modern design, pop art, and nature. Daniel creates the bulk of his art digitally, an appropriate medium for his clean yet tactile aesthetic that has a distinct joie de vivre. He resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with his amazing wife Laura and their two funny cats.


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My Thoughts on This Little President:

Baby’s first introduction to American history begins right here! Maybe it’s silly to get so excited about a board book, but I love this new generation of books for babies. There are retellings of ancient myths, explorations of new places, learning concepts through classic literature, and now this mini primer on American presidents.
I’m not going to lie, I probably learned more from this than I should admit to in writing. I’d never heard of Ulysses S. Grant before and I only recently learned that Franklin D. Roosevelt was crippled (don’t judge me, I’m Canadian!).
The thing I love about This Little President is the very brief introduction each president receives. The writing is easy to understand, upbeat, rhyming, and best of all, it’s educational. How the author managed to do all that with a board book is beyond me. As with any children’s book, the text is only half the equation. The other half comes from the illustrations. In this case, the pictures are exactly what I hoped for. They are colorful, bright, and give an age appropriate and delightful visual to the text.
Honestly, as a mother of a near-toddler, I have to say that this is one board book I’m very glad to have on the shelf! If you’re looking for an awesome gift for a baby shower or toddler’s birthday, books like this are always well received.
Source: The author sent me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.



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