IF I RAN FOR PRESIDENT by Catherine Stier

IF I RAN FOR PRESIDENT

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Age Range: 6 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

No scandal mongering or shady PACs weasel their way into Stier’s bright-eyed story of running for the office of president. This will be an innocent and charmingly earnest race with lots of different kids tossing their hats into the ring. (Forget for the moment that candidates must be at least 35 years old, one of the bevy of facts presented at the outset.) Stier follows the candidates, and Avril draws them in all their crayon guilelessness, as they brood over entering the race, move from caucus to convention, ponder their positions and spread their wares before the public. Whiners need not apply, as Stier lets it be known that getting your message across is a long, tough job. But the story is refreshing, too; no one is pandering or posturing. Honesty is a virtue here, as is being concerned and well-scrubbed. This is a campaign to yearn for, all issues and not a spin doctor in sight. It’s enough to make you consider lowering the age requirement by about 30 years. (Picture book. 6-9)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8075-3543-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Whitman
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2007




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