There is nothing about this series of books that I don''t like. Not only do they open a world of history to kids, they are fun to read as adults. Truth be told...I learned a little something while reading many of the books in the series. In I AM JIM HENSON, the reader gets to revisit the life of one of the most creative people in our history. The pages show us his ups and downs, but also that he kept going. This is a great message to send to kids. If you want something, you have to keep going until you get it.
I will keep believing and keep pretending.
About the Book:
We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. This volume focuses on Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets and Sesame Street.
This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Jim Henson, for example, was always dreaming up something new, and always expressing his belief in the goodness of people. Henson was a born performer with a terrific sense of humor, and he used those talents to help create two of the most beloved programs in television history: The Muppet Show and Sesame Street. Through his Muppets, Jim showed the world that there’s nothing more beautiful than imagination, especially when it’s accompanied by laughter and kindness.
Each book in this series tells the story of one inspiring individual through lively text and art that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos.
About the Series:
This New York Times bestselling series of historical biographies for kids has an inspiring message: We can all be heroes.
Each book in Brad Meltzer''s Ordinary People Change the World series tells the story of one of America''s icons in an entertaining, conversational way that works well for the youngest readers. These engaging non-fiction books are the perfect way to bring American history to life for young kids, providing them with the right role models, supplementing Common Core learning in the classroom, and best of all, inspiring them to strive and dream.
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About the Author: Brad Meltzer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of adult thrillers (including The Inner Circle and its recent sequel, The Fifth Assassin). His two nonfiction gift books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter were New York Times Bestsellers as well, and he has won the prestigious Eisner Award for his comic book work, Justice League of America. Brad is also the host of the History Channel TV show Brad Meltzer''s Decoded.
About the Illustrator: Christopher Eliopoulos (www.chriseliopoulos.com and www.miserylovessherman.com) began his illustration career as a letterer for Marvel, and has worked on literally thousands of comics. But along with that, he is also the author/artist of many comics, including the popular series Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers and Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, for which he was nominated for multiple Eisner Awards and received a Harvey Award. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons.
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