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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Book Review: Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz

TITLE: Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?
AUTHOR: Jean Fritz 
ILLUSTRATOR: Tomie dePaola
PUBLICATION DATE: September 9, 1996 (first published 1977)
FORMAT: Softcover, 48 pages
GENRE: Biography
ISBN: 9780698114029
Before England's King George III was king, he was just plain George - a bashful boy who blushed easily. But by the time he was twenty-two, George was a king, and he tried his hardest to be a good one. That meant marrying a princess, having sixteen kids, and being very careful with his country's money. He taxed the Americans so that England would have enough, but that was the end of good King George as far as the Americans were concerned.


I read this biography aloud to my children. It is recommended for ages 8-11, but even my 4 year-old enjoyed it.

Fritz presents factual information in such a way that it is entertaining and fun! I found the events surrounding the Boston Tea Party to be very interesting, and I did not realize how much the independence of the American colonies bothered King George.

We loved this biography, and we plan to read more of Fritz's biographical series! This book makes a great complement to your American history studies!


5 stars! We loved it! Highly recommended!!

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