Duck for President by Doreen Cronin, Betsey Lewin and Dan Potash

Bibliographic Information:  Cronin, D., Lewin, B., & Potash, D. (2004). Duck for President. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Annotation:  The farmers make the animals do chores. However, the duck didn’t like that, which resulted in the duck wanting to be in charge.  The duck held an election and won, but after winning, he noticed that it was a lot of work and ran to become the governor.  When the duck realized that was a lot of work, he wanted to become the president.  Finally, after becoming the president, the duck wanted to go back to the farm and started writing his autobiography.

Genre:  Fiction

Grade Level:  Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Interested Readers:  This book could interest many readers due to the animals and the enjoyable illustrations.  Readers who enjoy social studies, government, elections and animals could be interested in this book.  Overall, I think this book would enjoy a lot of readers.

Personal Response and Rating:  I enjoyed this cute, funny, yet enjoyable book.  This book could be used when discussing voting or elections and help guide questions about the branches of government.  I would give this book a 5/5 star rating.

Text-Dependent Question:  How many votes did the Duck have when running against Farmer Brown?

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