Electric Ben by Robert Byrd
A 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. The witty, wise, and endlessly curious Franklin is the perfect subject for Byrd’s lively style and vibrant art. The pages pulse with facts, quotes, and captions, while the inventive design and intricately detailed illustrations make a striking tribute to the brilliant American.
For Ages: 5 to 8
This a great read about Benjamin Franklin. I (the parent) learned so much! It is an advanced picture book, so it can be read aloud to younger readers (elementary level) or read independently by older readers (middle grade). The format would make it an interesting biography for reluctant readers.