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President Pennybaker (Paula Wiseman Books)by Kate Feiffer
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Kate Feiffer’s politically playful picture book is now available in paperback!
Even though Luke Pennybaker cleans his room, eats his lunch, brushes his teeth, and feeds the fish, he isn’t allowed to watch TV. Life just isn’t fair! Luke decides to do something about it—something big. He runs for President of the United States so he can make the rules.
Luke’s bid in the presidential race takes him and his dog (his running mate) across the country as he gathers support for his platform issues: Homework will be optional, bedtimes are no more, dessert time is anytime, and there will be a pet for every child. With overwhelming popular support, Luke takes office. But being President is a lot of work. How will President Pennybaker find a way to still have fun?
What if a boy ran for president and won?
Being a kid isn't easy, just ask Luke Pennybaker. Chores, school, homework, and more chores. Who needs it? Sent to his room for a time-out, Luke devises a plan to run for president and make like fair for kids once and for all.
As "Pennies for Pennybaker" builds momentum, Luke's campaign takes hold across America. Being president of the United States is all a kid could hope for - or is it?
Completely plausible and surprising, Kate Feiffer and Diane Goode's spirited collaboration is sure-fire inspiration for presidential hopefuls across the land.
What if a boy ran for president and won? President Pennybaker is Kate Feiffer’s sure-fire inspiration for presidential hopefuls across the land.
About the Author
Kate Feiffer is a writer, a filmmaker, and a mother. The New York Times Book Review heralded Ms. Feiffer “economy of style and understated wit” in her debut picture book Double Pink, illustrated by Bruce Ingman. She is the author of Henry the Dog with No Tail and Which Puppy? both illustrated by her father, Jules Feiffer, President Pennybaker and My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life both illustrated by Diane Goode, as well as The Wild, Wild Inside, illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith and The Problem with the Puddles, a middle grade novel illustrated by Tricia Tusa. Ms. Feiffer and her family live on Martha's Vineyard, MA. Visit her at katefeiffer.com.
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