Funny Picture Books for Kids: Duck for President

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When a fed-up duck decides to advocate for farms everywhere, a funny story is sure to follow.  Humorous picture books for kids like Duck for President by Doreen Cronin is often one of the favorite types of books for kids to read.  Our friends at Sweet on Books explain why:

“What You Need to Know:

• The duck books are a rollicking good time, a reading experience that both children and adults will equally enjoy.

• This picture book would make a great read aloud for a young audience.

• For an older audience, this would be an appropriate read-aloud for an example of the election process and a great example of witty writing.

Sweet Book Summary:

Duck is fed up with his chores and wonders who put Farmer Brown in charge.  He decides what the farm needs is an election and a new leader.  “Vote Duck, for a kinder, gentler farm”.  Duck  campaigns, wins the Presidency, and quickly realizes running a country is no fun at all! Cronin tells the story in a humorous way to appeal to both children and adults. Lewin’s illustrations add volumes to the comedy of this funny, little story.  And as a bonus, it is a nice little depiction of the electoral process.  It is not going to explain the process or the Presidency like a non-fiction title, but it will be quite appropriate during an election season as a tangible and easily understandable story of an election and subsequent responsibilities of the leadership.  It is also quite appropriate whenever a funny story is needed!

After reading this funny picture book for kids, check out the educational activities on our website that can help your children create community unity.

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