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Series My Government Reading Level Grade 2 Interest Level Grades 2-5 ATOS 2.9 Lexile 370L-530L Guided Reading Level L Copyright Year 2019 Dewey 300s ISBN 600253 Author Vincent Alexander Artwork Photography Publisher Jump! Imprint Pogo Social Studies AR Quiz No Review Source School Library Journal Pages 24 Trim Size 7.5" x 9" Book Format Hardcover Reading Counts Points No
School Library Journal, November 2018
What exactly does the president do? Engaging text in a bold, colorful layout answers this and many other questions youngsters may have about the inner workings of the U.S. government. The three branches of national government are discussed, explaining their system of checks and balances. The duties of the president and various departments are also explained, as well as the functions of Congress and the Supreme Court. The processes of elections, voting, and lawmaking are slightly touched on. The similarities and differences of state and local government are also included, with discussion surrounding the services they provide to the public and how these services are funded. Though the information in each title is quite basic, the presentation excels; archival photos and paintings combined with stock art give the series a fun, pop art vibe. Thought-provoking questions are interspersed throughout to get kids engaged, and an activities section in the back matter inspires readers to get involved and take action. VERDICT Introductory information and a smart visual layout make this a solid purchase for the very young.