Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Duck For President

By Doreen Cronin
Illustrated by Betsy Lewin
Most enjoyed by voters of all ages

It's presidential election time, that wonderful time that comes once every four years when we have a chance to choose a new leader for our country. So who are you voting for? Will it be John McCain? What about Barack Obama? Or how about Duck? Who? Read 'Duck for President' and you'll wish this story's maverick is one you really could vote for!

All of the animals on Farmer Brown's farm have to do chores. Duck, however, does not like doing chores. He decides to call an election to get someone new to run the farm. Much to his delight, the animals elect him, making him the new guy in charge. But Duck finds that running the farm is not as easy as he thought. What's a duck to do? Run for higher office!

Grown-ups will love the subtle humor found in the text and the pictures. And the humor aside, 'Duck for President' does give young readers a hint of what real candidates for public office have to do on the campaign trail, from kissing babies to giving speeches. Enjoy this one before you head off to your polling place in November!

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