Hapka, Cathy and Ellen Titlebaum How NOT to Run for President, EARLY READER, 48 pgs. Random House, 2016. $3.99. Content: G.
Will is in 3rd grade. His brother Steve is in Kindergarten. It’s class election time, and Chelsea (who is running for class president) wants to start a “read to the kindergartners” program. Will spends enough time with his little brother and wants nothing to do with Steve at school. He says he’d rather run for president himself than follow Chelsea’s idea. When Steve overhears that Will is running for class president, he takes over as campaign manager and makes all sorts of unrealistic promises to the kids who would vote for Will. Can Will get out of this before he’s stuck in an office he doesn’t want?
Splendidly illustrated, this fun early reader looks at both sibling rivalry and the election process. I fun and funny story.
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