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The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln Paperback – 2003


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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Children are a bit more sophisticated than you think 8 Mar. 2004
By soki richards - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This was a hilarious book, my niece who is eight years old thoroughly enjoyed it. I disagree with most who think that children don't get some of the subtleties of humor that's supposedly for adults. If you can't see this in children you must see them as spiritless robots.
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Caution 17 Dec. 2010
By L. Lee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a great gag gift for an adult who enjoys children's books and/or presidential history. But it really isn't appropriate for children. I'm not trying to be a stick in the mud, I'm not a robot, I give my children all the intellectual credit they deserve, but the under 8 crowd is just not going to see the Richard Nixon joke. The book has a great message and I love how Benjy comes back from summer camp to tell the bullies just what he is thinkin'... I just don't need to give a moral message a gimmicky and crude spin to interest my kids. They are better than this and deserve more.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
My kids love it 2 May 2004
By Patric M. Verrone - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
My kids (age 9,6 and 4) love this book and so do I! It's funny, and has a sweet message about accepting who you are. There is a section where the boy who looks like Lincoln goes to a summer camp for kids that look like other things, and each time my kids get to that part they laugh out loud. As for any controversy with the last page, I'm surprised that anyone could read anything into it, other than poking fun at Richard Nixon.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A Warm & Very Funny Book for Kids 29 April 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I can't believe there's any problem with this funny, smart , and warm book ! On the last page, we meet the brother of The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln--his name is Dickie and he looks just like Dick Nixon. He even has a TAPE RECORDER and is making two V's for Victory! Anyone who interprets "Dickie" in another way has no sense of history and a VERY DIRTY MIND.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Funny Story with an Enduring Message 2 Sept. 2005
By tvtv3 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Poor Benjy. He's only eight years-old, but he looks just like Abe Lincoln. He's got the whiskers, the mole, even the furrowed forehead. The poor kid is made fun of constantly and ends up dressing the same every year for Halloween. One summer, his parents send Benjy away to camp. But this isn't just any ordinary camp. This is a camp for people that look like things. There's a kid who has a head like a toaster, another who looks like the Titanic, one who looks like a football, and there's even one kid who looks like a horse's behind. Benjy returns home having learned an important lesson about life: it's not really on the outside what counts when the chips are down, but the character of a person on the inside.

As for the so-called controversy surrounding this book, ignore it. Basically, Benjy has a younger brother named Dickie who looks just like Richard Nixon. I don't know how, but there are some people who think that a baby who looks like Richard Nixon is pornographic. That makes no sense at all. It's not even plausible.
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