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If I Ran For President Paperback – January 1, 2007
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"Children will come away with a better understanding of the complex election-process, and, just maybe, an enduring respect for it."
"This is a campaign to yearn for, all issues and not a spin doctor in sight."
Top Customer Reviews
This book takes a very complex subject about our election process (which itself is confusing, even to adults) in the United States and breaks it down in to easily understood concepts that run from the beginning stages of announcing your candidacy through actually winning the election and being sworn in to office. Kids learn about the two party system (yes, the Libertarians are left out), the electoral college, primaries, campaigning, and campaign promises. I loved that the author chose not to dumb down the information, but instead used words that kids understand to explain how elections work. It is an excellent factual book, and the story is engaging enough for children that it will keep their attention while they learn about serious, important subject matter. It is an excellent primer that should be a requirement to be used by teachers who are doing an introduction to our country's election system. Maybe the author could send a copy to Hilary Clinton so that she too, can underand it doesn't matter what the poular vote says, it is the electoral college that counts! Just kidding to all you Hilary fans out there--no need to comment! FIVE BIG STARS to Catherine Stier for tackling a complex, complicated subject and making it enjoyable for children to learn.
We have just finished a two week "Five In A Row" style unit study based completely on this book
Well Done! I too highly recommend Grace for President
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My granddaughter LOVED this book. She said "grandmama" that is President Obama. She listened to me read the entire book, at bedtime!!Published 7 months ago by Marsha Armstrong
Really cute book for elementary age children to learn and understand what it takes to run for President of the United States.Published 16 months ago by Mrs8ch
Lots of info and what it would take to become president. Some of it went over my 7 year old's head, but we'll revisit often so it all makes sense. Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by Mackenzie's Mommy
I bought this as a homeschool mom during the elections to read to my 7 year old. It was ok but my 7 year old found it a little long for her interest. Read morePublished on July 10, 2013 by K. Schneider