Political analyst and Democratic campaign veteran Mark Hannah and renowned New Yorker illustrator Bob Staake give Barack Obama the victory lap he deserves in this compendium that takes the president's critics head-on and celebrates the president's many underappreciated triumphs.Barack Obama's election in 2008 was a watershed moment in American history that inspired supporters on the Left--and fired up enemies on the Right. Elected in the midst of multiple crises--a Wall Street meltdown that imperiled the global economy and American troops entangled in two foreign wars--Barack Obama's presidency promised, from the start, to be one of the most consequential presidencies in modern American history.Although he stabilized the economy and restored America's prestige on the global stage, President Obama has been denied the credit he deserves, receiving instead acidic commentary from political opponents such as former Vice President Dick Cheney, who declared that Obama was "the worst president in [his] lifetime"--an accusation that reflects the politics of resentment and recrimination that has come to characterize the president's critics.In The "Best Worst" President, Mark Hannah and New Yorker illustrator Bob Staake swiftly and systematically debunk conservative lies and disinformation meant to negate the president's accomplishments and damage his reputation--baseless charges too often left unchallenged by the national media. The "Best Worst" President is a whip-smart takedown of these half-truths and hypocrisies, each refuted in a smart, witty, fact-based style. Hannah and Staake not only defend the president but showcase his administration's most surprising and underappreciated triumphs--making clear he truly is the best "worst president" our nation has ever known.
In this delicious tale, a baker hangs out his shingle on a small street, and soon, the line for his doughnuts stretches down the block. But it's not long before the competition arrives and a battle of the bakers ensues. In the competitive frenzy, both bakers' doughnuts become "quite bizarre, like Cherry-Frosted Lemon Bar, and Peanut-Brickle Buttermilk, or Gooey Coca- Mocha Silk!" Some are not even very tasty: "Donuts made with huckleberry (don't be scared, they're kind of hairy)." One day, Debbie Sue, just barely two, enters the bakery, and searches in vain for her favorite doughnut, where the choice of donuts left her dazed. Said Debbie Sue, "But I want ... glazed." A fun lesson in keeping it simple in which our hero chef decides to go back to the basics, and wins over the whole town.
How-dee! My name's Big Blue Bill, and I'm a truck. I've got 18 big wheels turning, 600 horses under the hood, and 53 feet o' trailer hangin' on behind . . . So begins a book that introduces all types of trucks (with names such as Bony Tony and Leif the Logging Truck), narrated by a good ol' boy semi-truck! Lively text and bold, colorful artwork of hip, anthropomorphic trucks will transport young readers down highways, into a truck stop, and onto a construction site.
Truck fans will love this collection of three high-octane Little Golden Books: I'M A TRUCK; THE HAPPY MAN AND HIS DUMP TRUCK; and I'M A MONSTER TRUCK.
LOOK! A boot! A fruit! A crossing guard newt! Once AGAIN a seek-and-find, MORE images of every kind! From a music note to a teeny red boat, a blue kangaroo to a robot or two, there are endless things to discover in this zany follow-up to Look! A Book! from award-winning artist Bob Staake. Die cuts on the cover and every spread reveal hidden treasures in each vast landscape, from a zoo gone wild to an out-of-this-world moon base to a crazy art museum, and more, providing hours of entertainment to readers young and old.
Award-winning author-illustrator Bob Staake has created a rollicking picture book about a boy and his most unusual pet! Most pets are cats and dogs, but what happens when a boy wants a different kind of pet, one that doesn't meow or bark? Bob Staake's exuberant tale of a little boy and the pet of his dreams will appeal to anyone whose best friends are . . . books! Books make the perfect pets, the boy decides, and chooses a bright red one. When it goes missing, a lively adventure is in store for readers who love a happy ending. Soon kids everywhere will wish for a pet book of their very own.
Centipede has one hundred feet. One hundred feet means one hundred shoes. How in the world does Centipede choose shoes? This Math Reader clearly demonstrates the concepts of pairs and multiple sets, all in simple, rollicking, rhythmic text and with bright, graphic illustrations.
On the ground and in the air,/Robots, robots everywhere!Up in space, beneath the seas,/Robots make discoveries . . .So begins this rollicking Little Golden Book featuring robots of all kinds, from ones up in space to the ones we use at home. With bold, colorful artwork by award-winner Bob Staake, it's a perfect introduction to the fascinating subject of today's real robots!
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