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Theodore Roosevelt for Kids: His Life and Times    by Kerrie Logan Hollihan order for
Theodore Roosevelt for Kids
by Kerrie Logan Hollihan
Order:  USA  Can
Chicago Review Press, 2010 (2010)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Not only does Kerrie Logan Hollihan present a captivating and detailed historical account of President Theodore Roosevelt's life, but she has also created an activity book that children eight and older can really have fun with.

As the 26th president of the United States, TR was not only a Renaissance man with an eclectic range of interests from taxidermy to writing, but he was also an early advocate for environmental conservation and the man who took on the trusts and launched the construction of the Panama Canal.

Accompanying this well illustrated biography of the president are 21 games and projects that will engage readers and expand their understanding of this remarkable man and his times.

For example, you can learn to play sipa, a popular Filipino game that resembles hacky sack, or emulate the young Roosevelt by constructing a simple model sailboat.

Other activities include staging your own big game hunt using your camera to snap rather than shoot the animals you see, and create your own political campaign buttons.

A perfect way to engage young children in history, an activity book like this not only makes the subject matter more interesting but it also gives the youngster a chance to connect with the subject matter in a hands-on manner.

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