Early readers will enjoy this book. The font is big, the text simple and there are only one or two sentences on each page. In addition, each page also has a photograph related to the content. There are a total of 353 words in the book, making it easy reading for a beginning reader. The book includes a timeline that covers the events of Barack Obamas's life. It begins with his childhood, and continues through his early education, college activities, election campaign and up to his election as the forty-fourth president of the United States. The end of the book includes a fact page about Barack Obama and a president page, which lists all forty-four American presidents alongside their terms of office. Additional resources are listed, including an Internet site, www.facthound.com, which is related to this book and researched by the staff of FactHound. Part of the "Pebble Plus" series. Reviewer: Leila Toledo
Jenny Marks is a resident of Mankato, Minnesota, a city about 30 miles south of her hometown, New Ulm. She studied poetry and nonfiction at Minnesota State University Mankato and graduated in 2005 with a MFA in creative writing. Jenny enjoys running around and playing games outside, reading and writing, taking photos, swimming in lakes, shoe shopping, watching movies, and listening to music. She is passionate about animals, and she loves to spoil her two cats, three rabbits, four hermit crabs, and tankful of fish.