Is entertaining and fun I found the events surrounding the Boston Tea Party to be very interesting and I not "Realize How Much Independence "how much the independence the American colonies bothered King GeorgeWe loved this biography and we plan to read of Fritz s biographical series This book makes
great complement to your history studies I am so glad I read Jean Fritz s Can t You Make Them Behave King George I found this one to be a delight And not just because I happen to love Horrible Histories Born 2 Rule I should probably make that love love love LOVE I love Horrible Histories the show in general and the songs very very much I ve almost always enjoyed studying British literature and British history than American Though in the case of this book you get a bit of both Can t You Make Them Behave King George is about the reign of George III How he came to the throne what ind of Introduction to the Spiritist Philosophy king he was what he was remembered for etc A lot of the focus is on the conflict the war with the American colonies But it isn t just about the American Revolution either Plenty of attention is placed on the royal family which I loved This biography is definitely for mid to upper elemen Soo finished this cute little book on the way home because hey I love all things Englishings and royalty AND because this is the King from the cutest song on my beloved Hamilton soundtrack I read this little cutey book in about half an hour so I can recommend it to history classes reviewing the Boston Tea Party the most adorable history of George and his petulant moods and how he became King with America as a thorn in his sideah how I wish I had Hamilton to relay history to middle school Niue as History was always a close second for me as a major in Undergrad but to learn of how we got where we are has always intrigued meknow your history or be doomed to repeat it rightyea so George basically lost his mind trying to get the fiercely independent American citizens to pay taxes to help replenish the funds lost on the French Indian Warthen to have the French back the Americans it was comical and insightful to learn what others thought of the rebellious Americans and how the glorious Hamilton played a role in everythingVery cute book I would say its so easy to comprehend and there are no really troublesome words to pronounce or define Love Jean Fritz for making relatable and easy to teach history books ids really read we have about fifteen titles in the library so around ages 8 and up but very informative and easy to understand uestions on what would you do from King s point of view and was his persistence for war to his detriment or a display of his positive rule and wish for good for his people Hmm glad I spent time with this lil one today now to a 4th grade history class My boys really enjoyed this and told me that lots of other ids should read it because it s so funny We read it in two days and I ve found them looking through it over and over againThe book treated King George very well and we learned a lot about him we hadn t already nown I liked that it mainly focused on him and not so much on the battles I liked this better than George vs George for actually learning about the King George vs George however discussed the battles in depthA nice addition to our study of the American Revolution Highly recommended Great read aloud This is a very readable biography about King George III the enemy of the colonists during the Revolutionary War It s a fairly. N when Americans ceased to think of him as good King George Fascinating history made accessible for young reade. AMAZING Jean Fritz s passion for history is apparent in
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All Of Her Books She Relates Historical Happenings As They of her books She relates historical happenings as they making sure to add in details that most people don t focus on in "the history books She includes accurate background information so we can see King George as a human "history books She includes accurate background information so we can SEE KING GEORGE AS A HUMAN WITH ALL THE King George as a human with all the insecurities etc so that we can relate to him and see who he really was This book tells all about King George and his conflicts with the colonists It reads just like a storybook is illustrated and is id friendly I highly recommend this book and anything Jean Fritz has written This month while the Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge has been focusing on nonfiction I decided to finally sit down and read a stack of the late Jean Fritz s books about the history of the United States In total I read 8 titles And Then What Happened Paul Revere illustrated by Margot Tomes 1973 Why Don t You Get a Horse Sam Adams illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman 1974 Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May illustrated by Margot Tomes 1975 What s the Big Idea Ben Franklin illustrated by Margot Tomes 1976 Will You Sign Here John Hancock illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman 1976 Can t You Make Them Behave King George illustrated by Tomie dePaola 1977 Where Do You Think You re Going Christopher Columbus illustrated by Margot Tomes 1980 Shh We re Writing the Constitution illustrated by Tomie dePaola 1987All of these except the last one are biographies of The Kings Witch (Frances Gorges Trilogy key figures in early America In each biography Fritz focuses on a representative uirk of each individual she profiles which serves as a unifying thread for the important events of that person s life For John Hancock whose signature looms so large on the declaration of independence this is his desire for attention and the ostentatious ways he went about trying to get it For Sam Adams it is his refusal to learn to ride a horse for Columbus his terrible sense of direction and tendency to stumble upon good fortune and for King George his blind paternalism toward the colonists even when they have made very clear their disdain for him In the last book Shh We re Writing the Constitution Fritz tells the story of the difficulties and compromises that occurred among different historical figures as the US Constitution slowly took shape In both types of books Fritz focuses heavily not just on historical events but on the personalities of theey figures who contributed to the outcomes of these events Fritz does not simply idolize these men for their greatness instead she shows both how they were ordinary stubborn foolish insufferable laughable uirky selfish etc and extraordinary No one is treated as all good or all bad but instead they are portrayed as very human For a reader like me who reads books mainly for their characters I found this approach refreshing and endearing Whereas I struggle to focus on lengthy informational texts that try to drill details into my memory the characters in each of these books were fascinating to me As I read in the evenings I Polvere alla polvere kept saying to my husband Hey did younow and I never new that None of these books is enough on its own to convey all the details of the discovery of America the signing of the Declaration of Independence the Revolutionary War or the drafting of the Constitution but every single one of them provides context for understanding those events on a personal and emotional level The straightforward facts which are included alongside the biogra. This entertaining volume sheds light on the life of England's King George III It begins when he was a bashful
FREE DOWNLOAD Can't You Make Them Behave King George?Phical details are made memorable by Fritz s engaging and humorous writing style and everything she writes about comes to life in a way that school textbooks never couldThey would make wonderful read alouds for elementary ids who are studying colonial America but they are just as entertaining as independent reads for older readers who want a refresher Also wonderful are the "illustrations for each volume There are three illustrators for these books Margot Tomes Trina Schart Hyman and Tomie dePaola "for each volume There are three illustrators for these books Margot Tomes Trina Schart Hyman and Tomie dePaola all three artists styles suit the mood and content of the books my personal favorite is Hyman Her pictures have the most detail and in my opinion
the most personality Tomes is a close second I especially like themost personality Tomes is a close second I especially like the she draws children but found that I associated dePaola especially like the she draws children but found that I associated dePaola much with other books and other genres to feel like he was a good fit for this subject matter Still I think the designer for these books did a great job of An Imperfect Spy (A Kate Fansler Mystery keeping a consistent look to the whole series that places the reader in a particular frame of mind regardless of who drew the picturesNow that I have read all of these books I understand why they were so popular in my school library during childhood and why I hear so much about them in homeschooling circles I plan to use them with myids when we study US history and I hope they will learn to love history as I never did as a child by observing how much fun Fritz clearly had writing about it This review also appears on my blog Read at Home Mom Can t You Make Them Behave King George is a story about King George III that starts when George was just a boy and very ill mannered As George grows up along the path of becoming Trial Run / Whip Hand / Twice Shy king he is tutored and begins to act like aing After searching for the perfect ueen the story gives an account of their marriage crowning and their growing life together The book accurately and authentically conveys factual information by giving dates from history and presents facts from the story of the ing s life accompanied with illustrations The information is organized by being presented in a story The information is easy to follow because it is chronologically presented At first I was turned off by the book because it looks dated but I was too uick to judge a book by it s cover The information is presented in a way that is easy to follow along with while still learning a lot of information The illustrations are cartoonish which is appealing for the reader to also follow along with They are interactive by using speech bubbles I think the author does a good job at writing clearly and presenting that they understand what they are writing about I would use Jean Fritz s books in the classroom as additional resources for lessons on historical events I think it is important to be able to learn information not just by reading a textbook or listening to a lecture and Jean Fritz allows reader to read an enjoyable story and learn information Yes I am aware this is a 48 page children s bookYes it is about King George the third AKA the ing from Hamilton the musicalYes I did giggle my way through this book because Lin Manuel Miranda s I, Claudius king from the show very conveys theing as a demented put out angry child who is annoyed about not getting his way It was totally worth the dollar I spent on it at the thrift store I read this biography aloud to my children It is recommended for ages 8 11 but even my 4 year old enjoyed itFritz presents factual information in such a way that it. Oy who blushed easily goes on to his early days as ing and finally examines his role in the American Revolutio.