Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Woodrow for President

Woodrow for President by Peter W. Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes

Goodreads summary:
Election year is upon us and what better way to teach children about campaigning, voting, and the election process than through Cheryl and Peter Barnes’ critically-acclaimed book Woodrow for President!

Featuring Woodrow G. Washingtail, a civic-minded mouse with presidential ambitions, Woodrow for President follows Woodrow as he runs for president of the United Mice of America.

Taking children on a journey from Woodrow’s schoolmouse days full of hard work and community service to his time as governor of Moussouri to his bid for president of the United Mice of America, Woodrow for President introduces children to campaigning, elections, volunteering, and more through this fun—and educational—story of one mouse’s dream to become the nation’s "Big Cheese.”

Featuring a contract for voting between parents and kids as well as fun activities such as "find the secret service agent” in every illustration, Woodrow for President is perfect for any child in K-4 who might one day aspire to be the "Commander in Cheese.”

My review:
This is a really cute, educational book. I think this is a great way to teach kids about the political process. The book is all rhyming, so it is cute and keeps your attention. In the back, this book has resources for parents and teachers. These are great tools to use to talk to kids about this after reading the book. This is a great book as well as a great educational tool, and I will definitely be putting this one in my classroom.

5 stars

I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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