Reading/Interest Level: Intermediate
Author: Robby Novak and Brad Montague
Robby Novak, better known as Kid President, has spent a lot of time trying to make the world more awesome. In this guide, he shares a list of 100 ways that his readers and fans can make the world more awesome too. Fans of his YouTube videos will recognize familiar things like his pep talk, the advice to send a friend a corn dog, and to treat everyone like it’s their birthday. The book also shares some information about how Robby stays positive in spite of his brittle bone condition, a background on some of his videos, select interviews with celebrities and other awesome people making the world more awesome, and lots of images to help show more about the things Robby has done. With so much information on making the world more awesome, everyone can find a way to give the world a reason to dance.
Anyone will come away from this book feeling better about the world and with ideas on how to make the world more awesome. It feels like Kid President’s tone, but Brad also steps in to help provide an adult perspective, background information, and more detail to Robby’s ideas. Some of the ideas are inspiring, some will make you laugh, and some will make you feel like there is something that you can do to make the world awesome and change your life. Part humor, part self-help book, part instruction manual, part it’s own project; this guide to being awesome will help readers of all ages join Kid President’s quest to treat everyone like they are a celebrity, eat more corn dogs, give more high fives, take less selfies and more otherpeoples, and find other ways to make the world more awesome.