“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Duck for President. Written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. New York: Scholastic Inc., c2004.
Reading Level: Lexile 680L
Synopsis: Duck decides to run for being in charge of the farm because he does not like the orders given to him by Farmer Brown. He wins, but quickly decides running a farm is too much work so he decides to run for governor. Duck also decides this is too much so he decides to run for President. When he realizes this is too much work, he goes back to being an ordinary duck.
Rationale for Use in the Classroom: funny read aloud about elections
Content Area Connections:
Social Studies- voting and elections
Possible Areas of Concern: vocabulary, large numbers in election results