Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Worst of Friends by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain and illustrated by Larry Day
Four paw prints. During the late 1700s the American Colonies wanted independence from England and King George. At the heart of the American leadership were two leaders named Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. These two important men were the best of friends until The Colonies won their independence to become a new nation. Then everything fell apart. Both men had a different opinion about how the new American government should look and work. One wanted a strong national government while the other preferred a strong state government. These best friends became bitter enemies. Both became president of the United States and the country would never be the same due to their leadership. I really enjoyed this book. I enjoy history stories and this is an interesting story that is rarely told. Many students are taught about the disagreements between these two great leaders, but they are rarely taught about the friendship that developed AFTER they both retired from the presidency. The story was told so well I wanted to read the whole book during one sitting, and the illustrations helped tell the story in a humorous way. If you want to find more books by this author and illustrator visit, http://www.suzannejurmain.com/ and http://www.dayhere.com/.