Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Duck for President

Duck for President

Fall 2004 Picture Books
Ages: All Ages
Author: Doreen Cronin
Illustrator: Betsy Lewin
ISBN: 0-689-86377-2
Hardcover Price: $15.95
Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin have re-teamed for another funny farm fable. Set on the same farm as their Caldecott Honor collaboration “Click Clack Moo” and it’s sequel “Giggle Giggle Quack” this is an election year must for preschoolers and early elementary students. The silliness of Duck’s campaign signs “Vote Duck for a kinder gentler farm” and “I’m a duck not a politician” is enough to recommend this third installment, but Betsy Lewin’s Duck in shadow in the Oval Office is priceless. Six to nine-year-olds will appreciate this more than their younger counterparts, and adults will likely enjoy it even more.
Tim Capehart   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Tim Capehart, a Children's Librarian, has served on library staffs in Kentucky, Massachusetts and Ohio. TIm often reads books out loud to his two cats, who prefer picture books without dogs.

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