John, Paul, George & Ben

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Hyperion Book CH, Feb 28, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Once there were four lads...
John [Hancock],
Paul [Revere],
George [Washington],
and Ben [Franklin].

Oh yes, there was also Tom [Jefferson], but he was annoyingly independent and hardly ever around.

These lads were always getting into trouble for one reason or another. In other words, they took a few...liberties. And to be honest, they were not always appreciated.

This is the story of five little lads before they became five really big Founding Fathers.

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Great story with wonderful illustrations. - Goodreads
This book was funny and educational. - Goodreads
Fun pictures--great for children of any age. - Goodreads
I liked the illustrations and the stories were cute. - Goodreads
I love the Beatles reference and the history made fun. - Goodreads
It's clever, educational, charming, and a lot of fun. - Goodreads
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I read this book, and thought it was so cute! It was so funny, too! I am also a HUGE Beatles fan, so I love how they added some references of them! :D

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User Review  - Margaux - Goodreads

This. Book. I always hated history. I mean, I hated history. I imagine that if this book were around when I was in early elementary school I would have a different outlook on the subject. Smith takes ... Read full review

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Lane Smith was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on August 25, 1959. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration from Art Center, College of Design in Pasadena, California. He moved to New York City and was hired to do illustrations for various publications including Time, Mother Jones, and Ms.. He is a children's book author and an illustrator. His titles with Jon Scieszka have included the Caldecott Honor winner The Stinky Cheese Man, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, Math Curse, and Science Verse. He wrote and illustrated Madam President, John, Paul, George and Ben, The Happy Hocky Family, The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country, It's a Book, and Grandpa Green. His other high profile titles include Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders, Big Plans by Bob Shea, and James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. He also served as conceptual designer on the Disney film version of James and the Giant Peach, Monsters, Inc. and the film adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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