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A factual, focused, and entertaining account of the making of the nation’s first president….
-School Library Journal, starred review
This thoroughly engaging book has a great deal to offer.
-Booklist, starred review
Readers will likely find this…both endearing and inspiring.
-Publishers Weekly, starred review
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  • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
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  • Best Book Selection Bank Street College of Education
George Did It. Illustrated by Larry Day
Penguin/Puffin 2005

When the American colonies needed a general to build an army that could fight against the British, George Washington did it. When they needed a commander-in-chief who could lead that army, George did it.  But when Americans asked George to be the first president of the brand-new United States, George said, “NO, THANK YOU.” This is the humorous story of how our first president tried to avoid his most important job.  Filled with little-known and funny facts, this book reveals a more personal side of our first president—a great leader who also be a little nervous.