“A beautifully realized labor of love and affection brings to life one of our brightest founding fathers.” – Kirkus Book Reviews, starred review
“…this book shimmers with excitement, begging to be read.” – The Horn Book, starred review
“It’s a fascinating and comprehensive portrait, and an asset for student research.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Large in format and ambitious in scope, this appealingly designed book spotlights Benjamin Franklin and
his times.” – Booklist, starred review
“Author/illustrator Robert Byrd presents highlights of the long and varied life of one of America’s most famous citizens in this picture book biography.” – Library Media Connection, starred review
“a true standout…bright, witty, informative and cleverly organized as the man himself.” – The New York Times
Electric Ben is the 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Book Award Winner, a 2013 Bank Street Best Book of the Year, a 2013 Golden Kite Honor book, a Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of 2012, a 2012 Horn Fanfare Book, and a 2012 Robert F. Sibert Honor book!