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Don't Be Like Trump


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Not sure how to explain the Trump Presidency to your children? This book helps make it a bit easier - and fun!

When the author's young daughter started asking questions about Trump becoming President, she wasn't sure how to explain things to her. That is how "Don't Be Like Trump" came to be. This book tells all the ways Trump is a horrible person, but in a way that can easily be explained to school age children. In addition to talking just about Trump, there is a lot of American History included in this book as well, like about how the electoral college was set up and why the founding fathers wanted it in place. As an adult who often slacked off in history classes growing up, I do tend to like the books geared towards children because it explains things in a simple enough manner and usually also a fun manner that helps me actually learn and retain information even if I am not the intended audience. However, with this book, I think adults and children alike will enjoy it (provided they agree with the topic. If not, you might not enjoy it quite so much).

Throughout the book there are also some puzzles and quizzes, and even a list from A-Z of ways to not be like Trump – Don't: Attack the Free Press, Kill wildlife, Reject Science, Zone out in intelligence briefings, etc! I also really enjoyed the "color by number" of Trump's face - but to make it just a bit more educational, each number was associated with a trivia question – the number of Pets Trump had was one color, number of wives was another color, etc. So in addition to having some fun coloring you are also learning some "fun facts" about the President.

While going into this book I knew how awful Trump was, I enjoyed reading it and actually did learn some things about American History and how it works in the process, so I consider that a win. (And I did really great on the quizzes!)

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CHAPTER 1: What’s the Matter with Trump?

About the author

Carol Vinzant has worked as a reporter for Fortune and The Washington Post, explaining financial misdeeds for a general audience. Vinzant's 2005 book, Lawyers, Guns and Money explains an insurance scam in the gun industry. She also writes about animals and kid-friendly activities. view profile

Published on August 10, 2020

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20000 words

Genre: Middle Grade

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