Electric Ben ePUB Þ Hardcover

Electric Ben ePUB Þ Hardcover

Electric Ben [Read] ➵ Electric Ben ➼ Robert Byrd – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A picture book biography of a fascinating Founding FatherA true Renaissance man Benjamin Franklin was the first American celebrity In pictures and text master artist Robert Byrd documents Franklin's n A picture book biography of a fascinating Founding FatherA true Renaissance man Benjamin Franklin was the first American celebrity In pictures and text master artist Robert Byrd documents Franklin's numerous and diverse accomplishments from framing the Constitution to creating bifocals.


10 thoughts on “Electric Ben

  1. Maureen Houston Maureen Houston says:

    In this informative book all about the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin author Robert Byrd uses text and vibrant art to show the many ways Ben Franklin contributed to American history He was a printer writer publisher inventor and founding Father of the new American nation Most famous for his interest in electricity Ben was also a man with many other interests This book was an honor recipient of the Robert F Sibert Informational Book Medal Recommended for grades K 3 students will find the very detailed illustrations with captions interesting and informative Broken up into several parts of Franklin's life from early years to his scientific discoveries to his philosophical years this book is filled with many colorful illustrations Used in a classroom I think this book would be best suited for children in second grade and up and read over the course of several days as each two page spread is filled with many facts that may overwhelm younger students


  2. Monica Edinger Monica Edinger says:

    Since Bob is illustrating my book love being able to write that I don't claim to be objective That said I think this is a lovely interesting and beautifully done book about Ben Franklin It is well researched concisely and clearly written and of course exuisitely illustrated; I like the way Bob folds Franklin's life and work into the greater American history story going on around him And I have to say there can never be too many Franklin books for kids reading this one reminded me that the man was incredible


  3. Melissa Melissa says:

    This book has a lot of information about the life and time of Benjamin Franklin It is defiantly a read for an older child but can be scaffold down for a younger reader One thing that stood out to me was the pictures were incredible detailed and colorful Just looking though this book a person would be drawn to the illustration and the story that the pictures told before the writing


  4. Brett Brett says:

    This all around awesome biography of one of America's most notable citizens may be a picture book by strict definition but it's extremely dense so don't be fooled into thinking it's for a particularly young audience


  5. Lauren Anglin Lauren Anglin says:

    1 Book summary in your own words 3 ptsThis book is packed full of information of Ben Franklin's life leading up to his greatest invention of all time electricity This book really reflects a uote he once said If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing This book tells his life and even gives a timeline of important events of all the wonderful things he did and also the trials he faced to get to the top2 Grade level interest level lexile 1 ptThis book is uite informative and had a lot of words so I would place it at a 5th grade level3 Appropriate classroom use subject area 1 ptThis would be a great book for a history lesson about Ben Franklin There is a timeline of events included at the end of the book and also pictures for visual learners4 Individual students who might benefit from reading 1 ptIf a student is struggling with the concept of what he did this book with pictures might help explain the story in a way that makes sense to the student5 Small group use literaturecircles 1 ptno small group use6 Whole class use read aloud 1 ptI like to read to my class I would read this to my students following a lesson in history of the life and events of Benjamin franklin7 Related books in genresubject or content area 1 ptnone8 Multimedia connections audio book movie available 1 ptnone


  6. Barbara Barbara says:

    Although some readers may be turned off by the small font size and the book's use of several columns of type to emulate the broadsides and newspapers of the early colonial period I found them appealing Not only do they put the subject of this lively biography in the proper context given that he was a newspaper man but they allow readers to have a taste of what Poor Richard's Almanack looked like By the time the book's final page has been reached readers will have amassed uite a few interesting facts about Ben Franklin the Electric Ben of the title famous for his experiments with lightning and electricity but oh so much than that The man was an inventor a diplomat a writer a publisher someone whose interest in the world around him never seemed to flag The authorillustrator relies on Franklin's unfinished autobiography and published writings for the pithy sayings that are sprinkled throughout the book and he describes in detail how he researched his ever fascinating subject taking care not to include only details known to every school child The ink line watercolor and colored ink illustrations are filled with detail leaving readers electrified with delight over this tribute to an amazing man who left his imprint on pivotal times during this nation's birth


  7. Chelsea Chelsea says:

    BiographyByrd Robert Electric Ben The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin New York Dial Books for Young Readers 2012 Print 40 pA biography of Benjamin Franklin for older children this oversized volume is stylized in a way to catch the attention of reluctant readers The bulk of the text is displayed on pages made to appear like it might in the past on off white textured looking pages The many intricate illustrations throughout give readers an added sense of the time and place in which Benjamin Franklin lived The author gives many anecdotes of Ben's life which leads readers to grasp what the famous historical figure was really like An additional feature is the boxes throughout the pages giving historical information on not only specifics in Ben's life but also some of the inventions he was responsible for events in history as well as samples of what the man's writings and drawings looked like all of these tidbits are accompanied by expert illustrations This biography was created in such a way that is unlike many other juvenile biographies and therefore will be much likely to appeal to the intended audience


  8. Ashley Ashley says:

    Audience Primary grades 4 6Genre NonfictionFiction Twin Text Ben Franklin's War by Stephen Eaton Hume Ben Franklin's War is the best fiction twin text for Electric Ben because it shows Ben Franklin on an adventure to convince Canada to join the United States against Britain in the great war for independence Unfortunately his plan goes awry and Franklin is captured A group of orphans including a deaf boy named Michael Flynn helped to hide and protect Ben Franklin from the British This book includes many of the facts and inventions from the nonfiction text but also brings with it a larger than life adventure with young protagonists that students will be able to relate to This book is not as text heavy as Electric Ben but will support the learning students develop after reading in a meaningful way


  9. Liz Liz says:

    WOW Okayit took me reading this all the way through before I could definitely say 5 stars partly because there is just SO MUCH to this storytruly the amazing life and times of a great American celebrity Benjamin Franklin I learned so much but I was often overwhelmed One thing I do understand better from reading this is the whole time period of the Revolutionary War and the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution He is the only person to sign the three significant documents including the Treaty of Peace with England There is much to see and read on each page I liked the end page uotes and the back matter notes WOW again You could teach a lot of American history with this one great picture book


  10. Becky Martin Becky Martin says:

    This informational picture book is used to describe the life of Benjamin Franklin His early life discoveries and political contributions are all highlighted in this children friendly text The illustrations are exciting and they engage the reader into the information I felt that the text was very heavy which may turn readers off However I love little unknown facts and this book tried to emphasize those facts to the readers One good thing about the text is it reads like a story so readers are not bored by the generic texts that are often found in textbooks Also the end pages of the book are filled with uotes by Benjamin Franklin This is a wonderful non fiction text for young readers


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10 thoughts on “Electric Ben

  1. Maureen Houston Maureen Houston says:

    In this informative book all about the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin author Robert Byrd uses text and vibrant art to show the many ways Ben Franklin contributed to American history He was a printer writer publisher inventor and founding Father of the new American nation Most famous for his interest in electricity Ben was also a man with many other interests This book was an honor recipient of the Robert F Sibert Informational Book Medal Recommended for grades K 3 students will find the very detailed illustrations with captions interesting and informative Broken up into several parts of Franklin's life from early years to his scientific discoveries to his philosophical years this book is filled with many colorful illustrations Used in a classroom I think this book would be best suited for children in second grade and up and read over the course of several days as each two page spread is filled with many facts that may overwhelm younger students

  2. Monica Edinger Monica Edinger says:

    Since Bob is illustrating my book love being able to write that I don't claim to be objective That said I think this is a lovely interesting and beautifully done book about Ben Franklin It is well researched concisely and clearly written and of course exuisitely illustrated; I like the way Bob folds Franklin's life and work into the greater American history story going on around him And I have to say there can never be too many Franklin books for kids reading this one reminded me that the man was incredible

  3. Melissa Melissa says:

    This book has a lot of information about the life and time of Benjamin Franklin It is defiantly a read for an older child but can be scaffold down for a younger reader One thing that stood out to me was the pictures were incredible detailed and colorful Just looking though this book a person would be drawn to the illustration and the story that the pictures told before the writing

  4. Brett Brett says:

    This all around awesome biography of one of America's most notable citizens may be a picture book by strict definition but it's extremely dense so don't be fooled into thinking it's for a particularly young audience

  5. Lauren Anglin Lauren Anglin says:

    1 Book summary in your own words 3 ptsThis book is packed full of information of Ben Franklin's life leading up to his greatest invention of all time electricity This book really reflects a uote he once said If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing This book tells his life and even gives a timeline of important events of all the wonderful things he did and also the trials he faced to get to the top2 Grade level interest level lexile 1 ptThis book is uite informative and had a lot of words so I would place it at a 5th grade level3 Appropriate classroom use subject area 1 ptThis would be a great book for a history lesson about Ben Franklin There is a timeline of events included at the end of the book and also pictures for visual learners4 Individual students who might benefit from reading 1 ptIf a student is struggling with the concept of what he did this book with pictures might help explain the story in a way that makes sense to the student5 Small group use literaturecircles 1 ptno small group use6 Whole class use read aloud 1 ptI like to read to my class I would read this to my students following a lesson in history of the life and events of Benjamin franklin7 Related books in genresubject or content area 1 ptnone8 Multimedia connections audio book movie available 1 ptnone

  6. Barbara Barbara says:

    Although some readers may be turned off by the small font size and the book's use of several columns of type to emulate the broadsides and newspapers of the early colonial period I found them appealing Not only do they put the subject of this lively biography in the proper context given that he was a newspaper man but they allow readers to have a taste of what Poor Richard's Almanack looked like By the time the book's final page has been reached readers will have amassed uite a few interesting facts about Ben Franklin the Electric Ben of the title famous for his experiments with lightning and electricity but oh so much than that The man was an inventor a diplomat a writer a publisher someone whose interest in the world around him never seemed to flag The authorillustrator relies on Franklin's unfinished autobiography and published writings for the pithy sayings that are sprinkled throughout the book and he describes in detail how he researched his ever fascinating subject taking care not to include only details known to every school child The ink line watercolor and colored ink illustrations are filled with detail leaving readers electrified with delight over this tribute to an amazing man who left his imprint on pivotal times during this nation's birth

  7. Chelsea Chelsea says:

    BiographyByrd Robert Electric Ben The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin New York Dial Books for Young Readers 2012 Print 40 pA biography of Benjamin Franklin for older children this oversized volume is stylized in a way to catch the attention of reluctant readers The bulk of the text is displayed on pages made to appear like it might in the past on off white textured looking pages The many intricate illustrations throughout give readers an added sense of the time and place in which Benjamin Franklin lived The author gives many anecdotes of Ben's life which leads readers to grasp what the famous historical figure was really like An additional feature is the boxes throughout the pages giving historical information on not only specifics in Ben's life but also some of the inventions he was responsible for events in history as well as samples of what the man's writings and drawings looked like all of these tidbits are accompanied by expert illustrations This biography was created in such a way that is unlike many other juvenile biographies and therefore will be much likely to appeal to the intended audience

  8. Ashley Ashley says:

    Audience Primary grades 4 6Genre NonfictionFiction Twin Text Ben Franklin's War by Stephen Eaton Hume Ben Franklin's War is the best fiction twin text for Electric Ben because it shows Ben Franklin on an adventure to convince Canada to join the United States against Britain in the great war for independence Unfortunately his plan goes awry and Franklin is captured A group of orphans including a deaf boy named Michael Flynn helped to hide and protect Ben Franklin from the British This book includes many of the facts and inventions from the nonfiction text but also brings with it a larger than life adventure with young protagonists that students will be able to relate to This book is not as text heavy as Electric Ben but will support the learning students develop after reading in a meaningful way

  9. Liz Liz says:

    WOW Okayit took me reading this all the way through before I could definitely say 5 stars partly because there is just SO MUCH to this storytruly the amazing life and times of a great American celebrity Benjamin Franklin I learned so much but I was often overwhelmed One thing I do understand better from reading this is the whole time period of the Revolutionary War and the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution He is the only person to sign the three significant documents including the Treaty of Peace with England There is much to see and read on each page I liked the end page uotes and the back matter notes WOW again You could teach a lot of American history with this one great picture book

  10. Becky Martin Becky Martin says:

    This informational picture book is used to describe the life of Benjamin Franklin His early life discoveries and political contributions are all highlighted in this children friendly text The illustrations are exciting and they engage the reader into the information I felt that the text was very heavy which may turn readers off However I love little unknown facts and this book tried to emphasize those facts to the readers One good thing about the text is it reads like a story so readers are not bored by the generic texts that are often found in textbooks Also the end pages of the book are filled with uotes by Benjamin Franklin This is a wonderful non fiction text for young readers

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