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Publisher Comments:

Using a towns mayoral election as a model, this lively introduction to voting covers every step in the process, from the start of the campaign all the way to the voting booth. Theres even a recount! The cast of characters includes two dogs (and a cat), whose questions and comments mirror those of young readers and help to explain some of an elections more confusing aspects. Told with clarity and wit in Eileen Christelows signature comic-book style and vetted by an expert in voter education, this look at how we choose our leaders turns an often daunting topic into an exciting narrative. Who would have guessed that learning about voting could be so much fun?

A timeline of the history of voting in the United States, a glossary of words associated with voting, a discussion of American political parties, and a list of Internet resources are included.

Review:

"Young readers curious about politics will say 'yea' to this well-executed book, which effectively explains the nuances of the election process using a small-town mayoral campaign as an example. Two wisecracking pooches and the candidate's daughter act as pint-size political commentators, describing each step in easy-to-grasp language ('Political parties are like clubs for voters who share similar ideas.' 'Ideas about what?' 'About government, schools, health care, environment'). The somewhat goofy subplot concerning the pooches' interactions (e.g., one pup rushes the stage during a debate to demand why canines can't vote, sparking the local newspaper's headline 'Debate Goes to the Dogs!') dovetails nicely with Christelow's (Where's the Big Bad Wolf?; the Five Little Monkeys books) line-drawn comic strip-style panel illustrations. She uses dialogue balloons and related asides among characters (one couple discusses which candidate is best) to deliver extra information about such topics as voting rights, political fundraising, registration and voter apathy. (A timeline of voting rights, a glossary of terms and other resources bring the book to a close.) The story builds to election night, when, in an au courant twist, the winning candidate faces a recount. This accessible introduction to elections may well inspire future lever-pulling in the voting booth-and could serve as a strong kickoff to the 2004 election year. Ages 6-10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Using a town's mayoral election as a model, this lively introduction to voting covers every step in the process, from the start of the campaign all the way to the voting booth.

About the Author

Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little Monkeys series, Author, and most recently, Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information visit www.christelow.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618486069
Author:
Christelow, Eileen
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York
Subject:
Elections
Subject:
Politics & Government
Subject:
Politics, practical
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Politics / Current Events
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Social Science - Politics & Government
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Publication Date:
August 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9.22x10.80x.15 in. .46 lbs.
Age Level:
06-10

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Young readers curious about politics will say 'yea' to this well-executed book, which effectively explains the nuances of the election process using a small-town mayoral campaign as an example. Two wisecracking pooches and the candidate's daughter act as pint-size political commentators, describing each step in easy-to-grasp language ('Political parties are like clubs for voters who share similar ideas.' 'Ideas about what?' 'About government, schools, health care, environment'). The somewhat goofy subplot concerning the pooches' interactions (e.g., one pup rushes the stage during a debate to demand why canines can't vote, sparking the local newspaper's headline 'Debate Goes to the Dogs!') dovetails nicely with Christelow's (Where's the Big Bad Wolf?; the Five Little Monkeys books) line-drawn comic strip-style panel illustrations. She uses dialogue balloons and related asides among characters (one couple discusses which candidate is best) to deliver extra information about such topics as voting rights, political fundraising, registration and voter apathy. (A timeline of voting rights, a glossary of terms and other resources bring the book to a close.) The story builds to election night, when, in an au courant twist, the winning candidate faces a recount. This accessible introduction to elections may well inspire future lever-pulling in the voting booth-and could serve as a strong kickoff to the 2004 election year. Ages 6-10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Using a town's mayoral election as a model, this lively introduction to voting covers every step in the process, from the start of the campaign all the way to the voting booth.
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