Dimensions: 40 pages, 10.88 × 8.88 × 0.38 in
Published: July 29, 2008
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1423108469
ISBN - 13: 9781423108467
From the Publisher
A little girl imagines what her day would be like if she were Madam President
. There would be executive orders to give, babies to kiss, tuna casseroles to veto (or VETO
!) and so much more! Not to mention that recess would definitely require more security.
With deadpan wit and hilarious illustrations, best-selling picture book creator Lane Smith introduces readers to an unforgettable new character.
About the Author
Lane Smith is a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator for The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. His latest book, John, Paul, George & Ben, received countless honors, including three starred reviews, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and Child Magazine and Parenting Magazine Best Book of the Year.
Lane''s collaborations with Jon Scieszka include the seminal children''s book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, as well as Math Curse, Science Verse, and many more. Lane lives in Connecticut.
Whether the U.S. gets a woman president is still in doubt, but here a female narrator has already taken the role. In this sly, witty recitation of a president''s responsibilities, a pony-tailed girl has the list down pat: give executive orders (to her cat); negotiate treaties (between said cat and dog); kiss babies; and veto, veto veto. There''s no story, and the list of responsibilities does grow rather long. But the stretch can be forgiven because it provides more opportunity to enjoy Smith''s amazing artwork. Madam President, with her boxy head and triangular body appears against a variety of backgrounds-some plain white, others packed with interesting things-with a disparate uses of materials and images that often give the look of collage. Particularly amusing is the two-page spread showing rows of cabinet secretaries inside a cabinet (e.g., a piggy bank Secretary of the Treasury, a Mr. Potato Head Secretary of the Agriculture). Kudos to Molly Leach, whose design makes everything from the lettering to end pages look fabulous. Although there''s some winking at adults, this book is very much for kids, who might even come away having learned a bit about presidential duties.-Booklist