Monday, August 18, 2008

Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Baretta

Reviewed by Miss Dewey at Orenda

Five paw prints! Miss Dewey just loves this book! After reading Now & Ben, Benjamin Franklin has become her hero. With one side of an open page showing Franklin's invention or achievement, and the other side showing how we use each of them today, Gene Barretta has created a most effective way of illustrating Mr. Franklin's many accomplishments. Everyone will smile when they see how Mr. Barretta pictures Ben Franklin as a lovable genius. Moms and Dads, this is a perfect story for introducing your children to important people who have influenced the way we live today. There is little doubt that, because of the method used in presenting Benjamin Franklin, the information found in Now & Ben will be remembered and respected by the young reader. "Paws Up" to Gene Barretta for creating this book, and bigger "Paws Up" in recognition of an American hero, Benjamin Franklin. After reading Now & Ben, boys and girls will enjoy spending time at Gene Barretta's web site:
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