Synopses & Reviews
Another fun chapter book from the dynamic duo of Mike Thaler and Jared Lee -- just in time for Election Day!
Mean Mrs. Green is forcing everyone to run for something in the school election, but everyone just wants to run for their lives! YIKES!
Hubie is running for president against Doris. But he doesn't think he stands a chance against the free ice cream that she's giving away to voters. Plus, to stay in the race he has to do crazy stuff like shaking Coach Kong's paw and Mrs. Green's claw, and kissing a bunch of babies. Hubie's chances look slim. Will being the candidate who stands for something---not just who stands on top of something--be enough to win him the race in the end?
About the Author
Mike Thaler was born in Los Angeles in 1936. After moving to New York City, he started his professional career drawing cartoons for adults in 1960. A children's book editor saw one of these cartoons and encouraged Mike to write for children. Since then, Mike has written over 140 childrens books and has become known as Americas Riddle King.” Mike says that writing and riddles are a powerful way to stimulate a childs interest in learning and creating. He is an award-winning author and illustrator and has been called one of the most creative people in childrens literature.” Mike currently lives in Canby, Oregon.
Jared Lee has illustrated more than 100 books for young readers. He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, the Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, the National Cartoonists Society, and others. He lives in Ohio with his wife and a menagerie of dogs, cats, ponies, ducks, and a few unknown creatures.