Madam President

by Lane Smith

Witty text and clever illustrations pair perfectly in Lane Smith’s funny portrayal... read more

Witty text and clever illustrations pair perfectly in Lane Smith’s funny portrayal of a young girl with presidential aspirations. As she imagines her day and duties, readers must interpret adult concepts, such as giving executive orders, in a child’s context (“More waffles please!”). From the power of the veto (no to tuna casserole in the lunchroom) to the importance of selecting cabinet members (Mr. Potato Head as Secretary of Agriculture), this pint-sized Executive in Chief has a lot of responsibilities—including a memo to clean up the “Disaster Area” known as her bedroom—in a playful look at presidency for school-aged children. (Ages 7–11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2009

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