Gr 1-3-Could there possibly be anything funny about George Washington or John Quincy Adams? According to Venezia, yes. While clearly written texts provide the facts, humorous, comic-booklike color graphics complete with dialogue bubbles depict aspects of the presidents' lives. Readers will be drawn to the books because of these illustrations, and captivated by them. The format also includes large type, abundant white space, and reproductions of historical paintings. With enough information for reports, these titles are must-have additions to collections, especially those short on biographies for reluctant or beginning readers.-Carol Foreman, Elbert School, CO Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.