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I'D VOTE FOR OLIVER'S TEACHER!!!
on September 28, 2004
If you're looking for something that might tell a young child (preschool to grades 1 or even 2), a little bit about what the President does in a fun and entertaining, age-appropriate way - STOP LOOKING!! This is it. With lively, bright and amusing illustrations and simple, sparse text this book does an amazing job of summarizing the basic presidential duties for young children. It does so with two-spreads that draw analogies between what Oliver's teacher does in her daily teaching tasks (on the left page) and how that relates to presidential duties she'd have if elected (on the right side, complete with images of her as president). In that way, it presents the Presidential duties in a way and at a level that any child that has attended school can understand! Brilliant idea!! I also like the idea that it's a male student who wants a female for president. This is a great, subtle lesson. It also provides a great tribute to teachers of the world.
This book is FAR better than the only other book even close to appropriate on this topic for this age group that I found at the bookstore - "Duck for President," written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin (which does even give kids a clue about what a president does).
If you're looking for something to "My Teacher for President" for older children (ages 8 up), I whole-heartedly recommend "So You Want to Be President?" written by Judith St. George and illustrated by David Small.