President Donald Trump

32p. (Pebble Plus). chron. further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Capstone. Mar. 2017. Tr $26.65. ISBN 9781515778950; pap. $6.29. ISBN 9781515778967.
Gr 1–3—Avoiding the many controversies associated with Donald Trump and his tumultuous campaign and early presidency, this title is a collection of basic facts about Trump's life, business career, family, candidacy, and election to the presidency that ends with his inauguration. Discussion of his decision to enter politics, political platform, and surprise election win is brief but adequate. The book is generally positive in tone, describing Trump's successes in the business and political spheres without mentioning the country's political polarization or specifics of his controversial statements and behavior. Each spread has around three sentences on the left page and a full-page photo on the right. The time line that runs along the bottom of the pages adds some details, and a "Facts" page lists his marriages and children as well as trivia bits, such as his favorite movies. Photos are decidedly average; most are stock images of Trump and his family in campaign venues. Robison provides early readers an age-appropriate but uninspired introduction to Trump and the most important aspects of his life.
VERDICT Supplemental purchase based upon demand for biographies of presidents.

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