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ISBN13: 9780689863776
ISBN10: 0689863772
Condition: Standard
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Staff Pick

Undoubtedly timely, and perhaps more relevant than expected, this picture book needs to be experienced by as many adults as kids. Funny, innovative, and topical... let me just say, I'm voting DUCK!
Recommended by Erik L., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

My fellow Americans:

It is our pleasure, our honor, our duty as citizens to present to you Duck for President. Here is a duck who began in a humble pond. Who worked his way to farmer. To governor. And now, perhaps, to the highest office in the land.

Some say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he is a duck.

We say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he will be the next president of the United States of America.

Thank you for your vote.

Review:

"Lewin's characteristic humorous watercolors with bold black outlines fill the pages with color and jokes. Cronin's text is hilarious for kids and adults and includes a little math and quite a bit about the electoral process." School Library Journal

Review:

"Lewin's chunky-outlined watercolors continue to cater to the younger crowd with her usual dashes of humor and daffy sweetness. Her depictions of the campaign-trail motorcades, parades and town meetings are a hoot." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[T]he comedy flows freely on more levels than one, and there's sufficient hilarity for all." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

andlt;Bandgt;My fellow Americans:andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; It is our pleasure, our honor, our duty as citizens to present to you andlt;Iandgt;Duck for Presidentandlt;/Iandgt;. Here is a duck who began in a humble pond. Who worked his way to farmer. To governor. And now, perhaps, to the highest office in the land. andlt;BRandgt; Some say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he is a duck. andlt;BRandgt; We say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he will be the next president of the United States of America. andlt;BRandgt; Thank you for your vote.

About the Author

Doreen Cronin is the author of the best-selling Giggle, Giggle, Quack; Diary of a Worm; and Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, which was named a Caldecott Honor Book. She lives in New York with her husband, Andrew.

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Cathy from Olympia, Washington, December 7, 2007 (view all comments by Cathy from Olympia, Washington)
Another winner from Doreen Cronin! Duck is tired of doing his chores (mowing the lawn and grinding the coffee beans), and decides to hold an election to replace Farmer Brown. When he wins, Duck quickly realizes that running a farm is a lot of hard work, so he sets out to run for an "easier" job-- governor. Duck is actually successful, and decides to run for president of the United States. A fun book, particularly with upcoming elections!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689863776
Illustrator:
Lewin, Betsy
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Lewin, Betsy
Author:
Cronin, Doreen
Author:
Lewin, Betsy
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Elections
Subject:
Ducks
Subject:
Politics, practical
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
1260
Publication Date:
March 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 7.75 in 11.55 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
4-8

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Product details 32 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9780689863776 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Undoubtedly timely, and perhaps more relevant than expected, this picture book needs to be experienced by as many adults as kids. Funny, innovative, and topical... let me just say, I'm voting DUCK!

"Review" by , "Lewin's characteristic humorous watercolors with bold black outlines fill the pages with color and jokes. Cronin's text is hilarious for kids and adults and includes a little math and quite a bit about the electoral process."
"Review" by , "Lewin's chunky-outlined watercolors continue to cater to the younger crowd with her usual dashes of humor and daffy sweetness. Her depictions of the campaign-trail motorcades, parades and town meetings are a hoot."
"Review" by , "[T]he comedy flows freely on more levels than one, and there's sufficient hilarity for all."
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Bandgt;My fellow Americans:andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; It is our pleasure, our honor, our duty as citizens to present to you andlt;Iandgt;Duck for Presidentandlt;/Iandgt;. Here is a duck who began in a humble pond. Who worked his way to farmer. To governor. And now, perhaps, to the highest office in the land. andlt;BRandgt; Some say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he is a duck. andlt;BRandgt; We say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he will be the next president of the United States of America. andlt;BRandgt; Thank you for your vote.
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