The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln by Mike Reiss, 2006, Puffin Books
The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln by Mike Reiss and illustrated by David Catrow is a funny and whimsical book about fitting in despite your differences. It’s all about embracing the things that make you different! Benjy is a young boy who can’t figure out life because he has one big problem… He looks like Abe Lincoln! He is always being made fun of and categorized by this difference until his parents decide to send him away to a special summer camp. To find out what happens to Benjy at summer camp, go to your nearest library and pick up this book. Everyone should read this book because it is so important in kid’s trying to find who they are despite what they look like. It teaches a beautiful lesson to all children in a funny, yet meaningful way. This book has brought up a lot of controversy because of the illustrations and has even been banned in some states (read below to find out more). This is a great book for a reader who is trying to find out their meaning in life and may be bullied because of their differences. Also great for the reader who likes funny and quirky books.
- Why this book got banned
- Teacher guide
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