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Cat or Dog for President: Children's Book, Bedtime Stories, Picture Book [Kindle Edition]

Julia Dweck , Bill Bruning
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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Book Description

By bestselling author Julia Dweck!

Bold, vibrant images that are beautifully displayed on your tablet or computer

Playful rhyming scheme that will engage young readers.

Great for presidential holidays, elections, and political events, July 4th, or plain ol' fun!

The narrator asks the intriguing question all Americans want answered: Who would win if a cat and dog ran for President of the United States? Cat and dog lovers will both agree that this is a fun rhyming tale with a political heart. Both sides of the campaign are humorously depicted in a clever way that young readers will relate to and understand. The illustrations are rich, bold and colorful. "Cat or Dog for President" will keep readers engaged and laughing from beginning to end.


Product Details

  • File Size: 3583 KB
  • Print Length: 21 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009YW652M
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #532,202 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Politically Liberal Book For Children January 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The best thing about this book is the wonderful artwork by Bill Bruning. Beautifully drawn, cute and colorful. Top shelf artwork.

The story however very liberal in it's thinking. Instead of the dog and cat running for office with the desire to empower the people to stand on their own two feet they both want to give things to people. Yes, I know politicians do this but that's why we are in the mess we are in today. I did however read the book to my boys because it's a great tool for teaching them the brainwashing power of a socialist government. What sounds good isn't always good.

The writing is pretty good but beware of the moral principles of the story.

Update: Within an hour of writing this review I received two unhelpful replies. Looks like I hit the nail on the head. Nothing worse for a liberal then to have their agenda exposed. LOL. Keep them coming.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book gets my vote! November 5, 2012
By mactee
Format:Kindle Edition
When people argue whether or not cats are better than dogs, what they're really trying to say is "I like to think of myself as independent and mysterious, so I like cats" or "I'm loyal and devoted and will always be at your side, so I like dogs".
Julia Dweck's latest sharp-witted offering points out how this applies to politics, too, and tells children that voting is not too far removed from choosing your favourite pet - do you think one candidate has finer qualities than the other and which one matches your view of the world most closely?
As usual, though, the sublime Ms.Dweck does it in such a clever, witty way that children will see these ideas in action and have great fun thinking about issues that would normally come across as rather stuffy and boring. Making politics entertaining for anyone is quite a task, but to do it for young children is a massive achievement, and that's just what this book has done.
Personally, I'd buy it just for the great line "And no one would be hesitant to have two pets for President"! But the book has so much more of that kind of thing and is accompanied by beautifully rendered illustrations from the very talented Bill Bruning.
I could use an old fashioned term and say it's the 'cat's whiskers', but I don't want to be accused of favouritism, so I'll just say it's really brilliant and I recommend it highly.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok. November 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I thought this book was just okay for children. The kids did seem to like the drawings. I wouldn't reccomend this book.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cat or Dog a must read November 4, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I rated Cat or Dog For President 5 stars but let me be honest. This book just raised the bar. If I was to rate this book honestly it would definitely not be lower than a 6.

I LOVE smart books geared at kids.

What does it take to be a smart book?

Real books tackling real issues in a way kids can understand it.
Without talking to them like they are stupid or less important than adults.

Cat or Dog for President is a smart book.
Tackling a real issue in a humorous kid friendly way.

The illustrations are amazing. Bright and pleasing to the eye.
You can not read this book with out laughing.

Kids love books with animals. Heck adults love books with animals. So this book is sure to please everyone.
Extra bonus is you're slipping in something educational.

An election be it in the USA, Canada or the North Pole is important to everyone. (or should be!) What better way to teach your child about what an election is while reading a fun book about a cat and a dog.

Geared at readers 4+
Definitely a book that should be on every parent/child to be read pile.
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Elections, pretty boring for most people, but what about animals? Cat of Dog for President has a man or woman (it's not disclosed) wondering who to vote for in a US election. Note the story is applicable to everywhere and a good general lesson about the election process no matter where you live but the illustrations often use the stars, and colours of the American flag on things such as the household furniture, wool, clothing, even the text uses red and blue letters amongst the black. Anyway the would be voter in this one is told by her father that two men will run and wonders what it would be like if her two pets, a cat and dog competed to get elected instead. She then goes onto explain what each would do in the campaign, including as humans do, try and bribe voters with incentives (wool balls in the case of the cat), give speeches to crowds, and try and make the other person look bad.

Cat or Dog for President is formatted to take up the whole screen in landscape mode on the Kindle Fire, with bright high definition fun illustrations. The text appears as part of the image on a ribbon ensuring there is no way they end up on different screens like unfortunately a lot of hastily put together Kindle books do. Formatting a book to take up the entire screen should really be the norm and mandatory for sale here on Amazon but it's not yet the case, so I always like to give accolades where they're due to the authors who take the time to ensure their reader's experience is as good as it should be.

A good tale to bring out when there's a local or even national election if your kid is at the age where they are curious about it to stimulate further discussion.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute and Cuddly
If you like dogs and if you like cats then you really really really should read this book it's amazing
Published 3 months ago by Mya Wallace
5.0 out of 5 stars Donut
Good book and made my brother laugh out loud and get sick on me and it was very good book
Published 5 months ago by katie hold
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the best
I don't think this is the best book ever. Not that it"s bad. I Like just not the best book.
Published 6 months ago by Andy
3.0 out of 5 stars Adorable Children's Book
An adorable children's book about how a child feels an election should run. It is about her cat and dog running for president and the cutest little book. Read more
Published 13 months ago by iforgot2tellya
3.0 out of 5 stars Dogs and cats
I liked the election words and yet it was a humorous book. I would have a very hard time choosing who should be the president.
Published 15 months ago by Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book
Cat or dog for presedent is an awsome poem book and is also an amazing childrens book . I am so glad I bought it.
Published 15 months ago by Kayla.D Lewis
3.0 out of 5 stars Yeah?
It was o.k. I guess
You no it was not perfect work on it so yeah just work on it guys
Published 16 months ago by Dekayi
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute book to introduce kids to voting
The kindle version of this book is vibrant and well formatted. The story is a wonderful way to introduce kids to politics and share the privilege of voting from a perspective they... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Dargrace
4.0 out of 5 stars AND THE WINNER IS.....
In my opinion, the notable feature of this book is the stunning illustration. Brunting has done a magnificent job of producing bold, vivid illustrations that convey the meaning of... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Barbara Ann Mojica
5.0 out of 5 stars Great rhyming words
Quick and easy to read with your child. Words are easy for your child to read. The illustrations are cute.
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More About the Author

Julia Dweck is a published author of children's books for digital and print publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy and edutainment in rhyme and in prose.

Julia's background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read and what makes them giggle. She's collaborated with leading illustrators in the world of children's literature to produce over 30 books. Her titles have garnered placement on Amazon's bestsellers lists, "Kindle Daily Deals" and customer top rated lists.

In her spare time, Julia is a designer of educational adjuncts for children's literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers. She presented at the 2012 National Center for Family Literacy for her creative use of technology in the classroom.

Visit Julia and her stories on Facebook at www.facebook.com/juliadweckbooks

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