Bibliographic Information: Cronin, Doreen. (2004). Duck for President. New York: Scolastic Inc.
Brief Annotation: This book invites children to learn about politics and what it takes to run for a position. It teaches that elections take votes, signs, and speeches… even by a Duck. The book brings humor to a new level. It has a light and fun way of teaching the common moral, “The grass is not always greener on the other side”
Grade Level: 1-5
Readers who will like this: Readers who are learning about the U.S. government would particularly find this book fun. It explains the role of leadership and why people run for a position, but in a light and funny way.
Rating/Response: 4 This book has a fun and original way of making the reader feel a part of the U.S. government system.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Why would someone want to run for President? Would you? Why?
Reading Strategy: Social Studies
Rationale for Strategy: This book is a great way to introduce elections and the U.S. government system.
Posted by: Alexa Wachter