[ Epub ] ➟ Meet My Famous Friends Author Rich DiSilvio – Thomashillier.co.uk



10 thoughts on “Meet My Famous Friends

  1. says:

    This book is a clever book which makes you think while snickering at the pun like names I love a good pun, so I was in hog heaven I liked how he told facts with a dash of humor and cleverness I am going to check out of his books to see if the same humor is as prevalent in them From the silly names he gives the famous people to the imagery he uses to convey those names, he had me laughing all through the book Poe, Einstein, MLK were all treate...


  2. says:

    When I first saw Meet My Famous Friends on , the very first thing that came to my mind was this could be awesome thought And the book is awesome After reading another great book from the same author My Nazi Nemesis , which was a lot serious I was positively shocked with this book We have Mark Train, Michelanjello , Martin Luther Kingpin Jr., Edgar A Poet and many historical characters whose names are twisted so that the book becomes humorous and fun to read And it was fun to read, at least for me The only, let s say drawback was that the book is a little bit too short But forty pages of fun will suffice After My Nazi Nemesis , it was both a bit surprising and refreshing to see that DiSilvio wrote this This only proves that pen and paper can show the...


  3. says:

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review This book is a humorous look at many famous people throughout history, with a play on names and words A wide range of famous people are covered in this book, from George Washington to Hieronymus Bosch, Amelia Earhart to Marie Curie There were a few names I didn t even know myself My nine year old daughter read this book with me and got a kick out of the pictures and illustrations She is in the third grade but reads above grade level however, this was her first introduction to most of the famous people in this book as sadly, they do not push history in the lower grade levels of elementary school She s very curious and wanted to know about some of the people mentioned in this book, so we looked them up on the interne...


  4. says:

    The illustrations were cute and unique, but the text was just too corny for me That said, it probably is a perfect fit for the sensibilities and humor of the intended age group.


  5. says:

    Meet My Famous Friends is a children s book that starts out with a promising premise introduce children to interesting historic achievers in a way that adds humor and levity, while simultaneously helping children to remember those achievers by means of humorous mnemonic devices Unfortunately, the book fails to deliver on that premise, offering mostly humor and very little substance Most of the historical figures exhibited appear in the form of a silly play on words i.e Mark Train instead of Mark Twain, but the blurbs about each figure vary wildly in depth and quality Some historical figures are glazed across with almost nothing of their great works explained, others seem added in at random, touching on portions of their life that, without context, aren t even notable A great example of this is the addition of Ronald Raygun, by all measures an accomplished president and one of only two mentioned in the book, whose blurb focuses on the Star Wars Defense Program without providing any information or context Other figures accomplishments are just plain vague Notably, the page on Mary Cassatt mentions her as an artist, never explaining that she was a photographer and printmaker To compound this issue, the real names of the historical figures is not listed on the page with the joke name, but instead listed at the end of the book in an appended list This complicates the educational portion of the book.The book is written entire...


  6. says:

    Great way of introducing important historical figures to kids Meet my Famous Friends Inspiring Kids with Humor by Rich DiSilivio is such a cute book It introduces kids to many famous people using humor to share important information regarding why they are famous DiSilivio introduces kids to Mark Twain, Michelangelo, Martin Luther King Jr, Edgar Alan Poe, Franz Liszt, Leonardo DaVinci, Amelia Earhart, Susan B Anthony, Queen Victoria, Albert Einstein, George Washington, Eleanore Roosevelt, Augustus Cesar, Thomas Edison, Pablo Picasso and others He introduces them with fun names and a short paragraph explaining why they are important historical figures At the end of the book DiSilivio tells the real names of the famous people, when they were born and when they died I enjoyed this book and can really see kids getting into the fun way of learning history The only thing I would do differently is put the real name at the bottom of each introductio...


  7. says:

    I find that children have the attention span of a squirrel with rabbies So finding a book that they can actually sit for the entire duration of the book is quit difficult The author does an excellent job of creating these characters so they are unforgettable I imagine it will be one of those stories they think fondly of when they are much older learning about the same characters in their history lectures Also, as an auntie, I was able to actually read the book without completely falling asleep I even learned something new about quite a few of the characters Rare find, a children s book that as an adult I actually don t mind reading.I would totally suggest this book for those looking to both entertain and educate their kids The silly characters are easy for little ones t...


  8. says:

    A great teaching book for kidsThis is a great book to teach children about many famous people throughout history The use of name play and art keeps them interested and wanting to learn about them I read this book with my 8 year old daughter The material in the book and it s presentation held her attention and she asked many questions about the people in the book I think Rick DiSilvio has found a great way to offer a book that will be fun for all ages I reccomed this one for ever...


  9. says:

    This certainly is a unique little book I think all ages would be delighted with the play on words on the names of 28 famous folks and it could be a fun way for younger children to remember the actual names The illustrations are top notch and my favorite part of the book The information provided is very short so best suited for younger children as an introduction and it may encourage and inspire them to seek out information on the featured friends Actual names are provided ...


  10. says:

    This book has a humorous and clever spin on some major historical characters from our past The names have been changed to peak the interest of the children tor whom this book was created for Mark Twain become Mark Train, and there are many other puns and creative alterations Kids will love not only the fun adjustment to the names, the illustrations coincide with the characters perfectly Everything is fun but with an educa...


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Meet My Famous Friends Meet My FAMOUS FRIENDS Is A Whimsical Picture Book That Pays Homage To Famous People In Imaginative Ways.Author Illustrator Rich DiSilvio Presents A Broad Array Of Geniuses And Heroes In A Humorous And Compelling Fashion By Altering Their Names And Appearances, Whereby Making Us See Very Familiar People In Very Different Ways.While Children Will Get A Kick Out Of Looking At The Comical Artwork, Teens And Even Adults Will Appreciate The Witty Play On Words, Inventive Creations, And Perhaps Glean A Thing Or Two About A Few Of These Iconic People That Have Had A Great Influence On Society In One Form Or Another Their Lives And Contributions Have Uplifted Humanity In Various Ways, Thus Being Great Role Models For Young And Old Alike.As Such, Meet My Famous Friends Is A Fun Way To Stimulate A Child S Imagination And Foster A Fondness For Greatness.