Thursday, October 27, 2011

Picture Book Thursday: Grace for President

by: Kelly DiPucchio and LeUyen Pham
Published February 26th 2007 by Hyperion

Welcome to Thursday!  Definitely glad this week is nearing an end.  Today I'm reviewing fellow Michigander Kelly DiPucchio's marvelous book GRACE FOR PRESIDENT. First from the publisher:

"Where are the girls?"

When Grace's teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace decides to be the first. And she immediately starts off her political career as a candidate the school's mock election. But soon, she realizes that she has entered a tough race. Her popular opponent claims to be the "best man for the job"—and seems to have captured all the male votes—while Grace concentrates on being the best person.

In this timely story, author Kelly DiPucchio not only gives readers a fun introduction to the American electoral system, but also teaches them the value of hard work, courage, and independent thought--and offers an inspiring example of how to choose our leaders.

What a fun teaching tool for the electoral system! Kelly uses simple language and a great story to explain our voting system to young children. And as an added bonus throws in the female president angle. The illustrations add even more ways to understand voting. A great book for girls and boys alike.  My sons love it!