Henry Ford for Kids provides an in-depth portrait of the man who “put America on wheels.” You’ll learn about Ford’s childhood on a Michigan farm, where the budding engineer loved to take apart and reassamble everything from toys to watches to machinery; about his revolutionary labor ideas, including paying higher wages and hiring women and the disabled at a time when many companies would not; about his fervent opposition to war and the lasting impact of his widespread philanthropy. But you’ll also learn that this automotive giant was a flawed individual whose controversial views and heavy-handed management style alienated many, yet whose engineering genius and impact on the world are undeniable.
This series has been on my radar for quite a while and I have finally been able to read one in this series. The series, For Kids, is made by The Chicago Review Press. (They are the group that publish the Women of Action series that I really like.) This book is really a great tool. Just by itself the biography was good but that was not the only thing this book had to offer. There were activities to do with the children who read this book. Also, there were many pictures to show who Henry Ford was and other pictures. This book was filled with information and more pictures showing what it would have been to live when Mr. Ford built his Model T.
If you are looking for a book about Henry Ford for young children, then this is the right biography for you.
Title: Henry Ford for Kids: His Life and Ideas, with 21 Activities
Author: Ronald A. Reis
Series: For Kids Series
Reading Resolution 19: Read a biography.
This review is written in my own words and is my honest opinion.