We are almost down to the wire. After a long campaign (too long, in the opinion of a four-year-old Colorado girl who was reduced to tears when she thought about it), it will be all over in just over two days. I am not going to voice an opinion in favor of one candidate or the other. Instead, I would like to recommend two marvelous books that are delightful reading for a Presidential election year–or any other time, for that matter.
Judson Moon and his friend Lane Brainard come up with an idea: Judson should run for President, with Lane acting as his campaign manager. Far-fetched? It may seem so at first, but the idea catches on–and even the Constitution is amended to allow the twelve-year-old to enter the race. Dan Gutman’s hilarious novel might just teach readers a thing or two about the election process!
This entertaining book is packed with fascinating tidbits about our Presidents, from the fact that James is the most popular first name (shared by six) to pre-Presidential occupations (a precious illustration shows tailor Andrew Johnson working on actor Ronald Reagan’s suit). Underlying the humor is information sure to spark interest in learning more about our Commanders in Chief, past and present. A gem.