Duck for President

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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”

Genre: Fiction

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

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