History, politics, government—they’re not just for grown-ups anymore. Today’s teens are about to be handed a collapsing nation and it will be their job to fix it. Enter David Bowman. With wit, humor, and the occasional serious note, he skillfully illustrates America’s biggest problems and presents an interactive guide to understanding them that’s so much fun adults will want to read it too!
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History is not boring, but too often today s presentation of it has become so. David Bowman not only restores history, making it fun again, but he also brings to life the core principles of America s founding and communicates them in such a way that youth develop a personal interest in preserving them. —David Barton, Founder of WallBuilders
If there is a work out there that will help our young people understand why America is great, where we have gone wrong, and how we can restore liberty, ‘What Would the Founding Fathers Think?’ is it. Exciting, funny, inspiring, moving, American! Our founding fathers would be proud. —Shane Krauser, Director of the American Academy for Constitutional Education
Although my kids are too young to fit into the “target audience” for this book, I will definitely be holding on to it for them to read! It mentioned adults will want to read it, too, and that is absolutely true! I not only enjoyed the humor, but I, myself, actually learned a lot as well! “What Would the Founding Fathers Think?” covered both very pertinent facts about today’s governments as well as pertinent and fun facts about our founding government. There were things I knew about how our government has strayed that I haven’t quite been able to to put into words, and “What Would the Founding Fathers Think?” did it so perfectly that I would definitely recommend it for older kids and teens as well adults! I enjoyed the illustrations, the way it is written and laid out with bits of fun facts thrown in called a “Side Order of Fries.”
“What Would the Founding Fathers Thinks” starts off with James Madison, George Washington, and Ben Franklin traveling in a time machine to our country today. They amusingly use web chat to talk to today’s youth and talk about how our Country was founded and what makes it so different and unique. They answer some great questions and give some great, easy to understand examples describing how and why our government was founded. After taking the time to discuss all of it and answer questions they take a little break and turn the tables. How is our government different today? Well, the pyramid of how it was founded has been flipped upside down, and I, personally couldn’t agree more! They use some of the same examples to show how it is directly opposite of the examples in the first half of the discussion. I really like how they put the thoughts in to real life examples young people can understand!
Overall, I really enjoyed “What Would the Founding Fathers Think?” I found it not only educational, but pertinent and fun to read. I also think the message is VERY important. There were parts that were downright hilarious (like the He-Man reference – that really made me laugh because I was a big He-Man fan growing up). There were parts that were very interesting and educational. I think overall, it is such a great balance and very well written. The author, David Bowman, is absolutely right when he expressed that the next generation will inherit the nation and should be informed. We should instill knowledge into our youth and empower them to make the right choices and be armed with this type of information. We surely can’t rely on the media to do it for us!
If you’re needing the words, facts, and a bit of humor to communicate with your older kids and teens (or even your family and friends) I would definitely recommend “What Would the Founding Fathers Think?”
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As a Christian and as a patriot, David Bowman glorifies his Savior and his nation through his fine art, his books, and his motivational speaking.
David also writes and illustrates a variety of books for young audiences. Combining his cartooning skills
and his experience teaching at a high school level, David knows how to engage kids, pre-teens, and
teens with books that are both entertaining and enlightening. His best-selling Who’s Your Hero series
helps kids want to become modern day examples of heroes from the scriptures. The Great Plan of
Happiness teaches them of God’s plan for their lives and Dude, Don’t be a Lemuel helps older kids and
teens avoid negative, faith-destroying attitudes.
In the political realm, David’s 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. As Barbara Stowell, Vice President of Constitution Week USA, puts it: “I’ve learned
more from this book than all the other government and constitutional course material I’ve studied.”
And David loves to teach! He speaks to youth groups on religious and political topics all over the
country. His fun, engaging style, on a variety of topics, helps motivate them to be all-around better
Christians and patriots. Your kids won’t soon forget a David Bowman presentation!
David Bowman and his wife, Natalie, live in the mountains of Arizona with their four children.
Meg Tucker says
Finally someones getting it right. I love how he’s using humor as a teaching tool. Since my teachers did not have the best sense of humor I’m sure I didn’t learn or comprehend to my capabilities. Hmm..I SHOULD read this and learn something for myself. Thanks for the review!
CJ Wells says
I love that this book gets the topic of politics and history together in a fun way…Now I have got to read it, such a great review and sounds like a wonderful book…cute video too 🙂
Gladys Parker says
I want to read it and then pass it to my oldest as we both love history and comedy. His first real book was The Presidents. What a great way to get kids to read and understand. Thanks for an idea of such an interesting read Ms. Roberts
I’m not really fond of reading but this sounds interesting
Saving Common Cents says
Sounds like a fun read about something that really is important to learn about (esp for future generations)! If we can’t laugh at our political system, we’d be in even bigger trouble than we are presently! lol 🙂
Sounds like a fun read! I enjoy having some humor in my education.
Stacey Jordan says
My kids are not old enough for it but I want to read this as I have been wanting to learn more about how our country has strayed from the intent of the founding the fathers. I am like you and have a hard time putting into words what I know is wrong in America so thanks for sharing this I have this in my Amazon wish list now!
Kelly Caratenuto Reci says
Tis sounds like something I would love to read..
Monica Rathmann says
my kids soak in more information when it is enjoyable learning. they are currently watching the Learn Our History DVD’s co-founded by Mike Huckabee and are enjoying them. this book seems like a great addition to their learning. thanks for reviewing!
Emilee Roberts says
I’ve seen those and am interested in getting them for when our kids are older, too!
humm interesting–will be looking into this a little further–thanks
Margie Cawthron Young says
This sounds so interesting, thanks to your review. Something my grandchildren should read when they get a little older. Thank you for your input !!
Diana S says
I love the idea of this and think it’s great to present history and politics in general to children in a fun way. I need to get this for the grand babies.
April Hardgrove Skidgel says
I think kids learn better if its interesting and this would so hold a lot of kids attention who would normally phase out 😀
Katherine Sullivan says
I really appreciate this review. Too often History comes off as boring and uninteresting so I can really admire the fact that it’s intended audience will not only learn but be entertained at the same time. Thank you!
Kasandria M Reasoner says
Great review! I’ll have to add this book to my to-read pile.
Randi Poole says
I think its great that there will be an interesting way for me to educate my children on history! Thank you!
History has always been boring to me, this book should be in classrooms everywhere.
Jennifer Rotch says
Learnigng should be fun, not boring. Sounds great.
I am all for anything that makes learning fun!
Lala Saves says
Sounds like a fun read to really learn historical information. I’m interested in reading!
Erica Ardali says
Sounds like an interesting read. I love learning about the History of the Unites States, I love it even more when it’s fun!
this looks like a good book. thanks for sharing!