This longer picture book of how two friends became not so friendly then put aside differences near the end of their lives is touching, informative and accessible to all readers. It is a lovely way to be introduced to people we know a little about, but in a more human light. — Jeanette
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were good friends with very different personalities. But their differing views on how to run the newly created United States turned them into the worst of friends. They each became leaders of opposing political parties, and their rivalry followed them to the White House. Full of both history and humor, this is the story of two of America's most well-known presidents and how they learned to put their political differences aside for the sake of friendship.
About the Author
Besides being an award-winning author, Suzanne Tripp Jurmain was a child and teen actor appearing in many television shows and soap operas. She is currently a freelance writer and editor and lives in Los Angeles, California.
Larry Day (www.day-here.com) is an award-winning illustrator. He also works as a storyboardist at a large advertising agency. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
"Feisty narration paired with amusing illustrations makes light of sticky situations . . . A pleasingly lucid look at a complicated relationship."--Kirkus Reviews
"Day's watercolor-and-ink illustrations brilliantly add humor to the narrative . . . Especially for Presidents' Day or as a vehicle for discussing friendship issues, Worst of Friends is a winner."--School Library Journal
"Illustrated with charming cartoon-like drawings that convey their personalities and pastimes, this nonfiction picture book tells tales of early America-in-the-making and also makes the point that best friends can have serious disagreements that lead to years-long separations but, in the end, make up."--Children's Literature
"This entertaining and character-driven slice of history also offers a clear message about friendship."--Publisher's Weekly