“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Vote for Me!. Written and illustrated by Ben Clanton. New York: Scholastic Inc., c2012.
Reading Level: not yet leveled, ages 4-8
Synopsis: In this story, an elephant and a donkey argue back and forth about who you should vote for. Each animal gives reasons about why you should vote for him. The animals end up getting their feelings hurt and make up. The votes are in and the independent mouse wins! Once again, the donkey and elephant argue.
Rationale for Use in the Classroom: funny read aloud about elections, great practice for reading with expression, great partner read since there is dialogue between two characters
Content Area Connections:
Social Studies- voting and elections
Possible Areas of Concern: some language might seem inappropriate for young students (sucker, nincompoop, dim-witted dolt, etc.)