Before YouTube, television, and cameras, how did people know what the president looked like? From paintings to political cartoons, newsreels and simple photography, kids from five to nine will discover how the American people came to know what the president looked like and how technology changed what we see and how we see it.
And now with Composer technology, this fantastic resource for elementary-age history buffs is enhanced to offer an opportunity for a more extensive look at how the technology of the day shaped the public's perceptions of presidential candidates. Historian and former White House staffer Jane Hampton Cook has included a wealth of information with facts, historical perspectives, trivia tidbits and more that is developed even further with pop-ups of paintings and photographs, actual voice recordings, movie and TV footage and more. From the start, users can choose to begin in usual fashion or, at any point, launch the multiple functions of the index drawer.
As entertaining as it is educational, What Does the President Look Like? is a visual as well as an interactive treat. The somewhat-muted colors of Adam Ziskie's whimsical and intriguing illustrations evoke a nostalgic feel with their sepia-toned effect.
*Interactive animations on every page
*Option to mute voice over
The print edition of WHAT DOES THE PRESIDENT LOOK LIKE? has received review acclaim including the following:
"History can be an interesting subject when you have terrific books such as What Does the President Look Like?" - NC Teacher Stuff
"An enticing read that will have you learning something new each time you open the book." - Curled up Kids
"...a fascinating picture book that looks back in history and how Americans 'knew' what their president looked like." - Meridian Magazine
"...debut talent Ziskie's pale, long-limbed, and slightly trippy artwork is an unusual but intriguing choice, and he captures the eras of Washington, Jackson, Lincoln, Kennedy, and Obama with equal ease." - Publishers Weekly