Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Children's Book Review: Duck For President
Duck For President
Written by: Doreen Cronin
Illustrated by: Betsy Lewin
Published by: Scholastic Inc., 2004
My fellow Americans:
It is our pleasure, our honor, our duty as citizens to present to you Duck for President. Here is a duck who began in a humble pond. Who worked his way to farmer. To governor. And now, perhaps, to the highest office in the land.
Some say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he is a duck.
We say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he will be the next president of the United States of America.
Thank you for your vote.
* Happy Election Day! I hope everyone exercised their right to vote today. Yesterday, the kids and I read this book together in anticipation of Election Day. We are very familiar with author, Doreen Cronin, and Duck. In this book, Duck decides that he doesn't like doing chores and wants change so he holds an election. This gives kids an insight into the election and campaign process. It also shows them that it's hard to be in charge, which Duck discovers as he makes his way up the political chain. My four year old was entertained by the pictures, since he's familiar with the characters from Cronin's other books. However, I think this book is geared more towards elementary school age kids.
This book is from our own bookshelves.
Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.