Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What Would the Founding Fathers Think? Book Review

Have you heard of the book, What Would the Founding Fathers Think? 


STOP everything and go purchase it now!!  I mean it!  It doesn't matter if you have children or need to read this book!

David Bowman, author and illustrator, glorifies his Savior and his nation through his fine art, his books, and his motivational speaking.  His latest work is quickly becoming THE Constitutional/ conservative book for young Americans.  In What Would the Founding Fathers Think? A YOUNG American's Guide to Understanding What Makes Our Nation Great & How we've Strayed, David uses wit, humor, and a variety of visuals to skillfully teach preteens and teens alike the wisdom of returning to our nation's founding principles, and in a way that they will actually "get it".  Even adults will enjoy the simplicity of its explanations.

My Thoughts:  I read this book aloud to Funny Bunny, who is 9, over the period of several days.  She was initially intrigued by the colorful and silly cover but as I started reading, she was we were both sucked in and it was hard to put it down!!

Have you ever thought what our founding fathers would think if they were here today?

This book educates the next generation with the history of our nation in a fun and entertaining way, and equips them with the knowledge to take the next steps.

I highly recommend it for both children and adults.  It is easy enough for upper elementary children to understand, and even I learned a few things.  David uses excellent stories and illustrations to make his points.

Thoughts of a 9-Year Old:  I really liked What Would The Founding Father Think? and I loved reading it.  It was fun to read and the examples were silly as can be.  I like it because I actually got half of what they were trying to say.  My motto for this book?  "Everyone, including adults, should read this - especially the people running for President." 

Find Out More:  You can find out more online about What Would the Founding Fathers Think? A YOUNG American's Guide to Understanding What Makes Our Nation Great & How we've StrayedIt is only $11.99 and is well worth the price!!  You can also find out more about this book and David Bowman on Facebook

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Adin Brown

Christine, this sounds like an awesome book and I am going to look for it, we ALL could use some more knowledge about how/why this country was founded. Thanks for the great recommendation.



This sounds like something that will fit in to our studies next year....maybe we'll get it and read it now and later. Also sounds like a perfect tie in to trying to understand current events. Thanks for sharing the review!


This sounds so good!! I have a hard time keeping my kids interested when the material we are reading is dry...doesn't sound like this would be a problem with this book! Thanks for the review!


This book sounds good, it would fit into our studies right now. I think I'll look for it.


Sooooo...just your opening comments alone made my fingers type in my Amazon account and order it! It's on it's way!! ;)

The Zookeeper

This sounds really interesting and I think your family is like mine the pictures always make it a great way to start the book but normally if its good we can't put it down either. Pictures make a book sometimes!!

Jennifer aGlimpseOfOurLife

I like your daughter's comments about it. You both make it sound interesting.


Great review!! Thank you!


Stopping by from the Crew. Looks like a really great book to go along with the study of American History!


Sounds very interesting. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for posting it on the Crew so I would see your review.


This book sounds amazing!! I would love to read it even though I'm from Australia.
Found your post through the crew!


Oh wow...I love how fun this book looks for children! History was always so boring when I was in's great that they have something like this for the children. Thanks for sharing! :)

Lisa @ Our Country Road

Looks like a great book!!


This sounds awesome. I'm pinning this so I can remember it.

Angie Schott

This books sounds so fun! I'll have to add it to our wish list.

purple squirrel

Hmmmm... Sounds like we might enjoy this one. Have to go check out the recommended ages, since I have a big "gap" in my scholars. ;$

Alicia Helsley

Sounds like a good book! Love the 9 year olds thoughts.

Our Homeschool Reviews

Thanks for all the comments! For those who purchased the book, I would love to hear what you think!!

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