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During the last presidential election there was a lot of discussion about political parties. How are they different ? How are they the same? Who, exactly would make the better leader of our country ?
Here is an entertaining book which helps answer these questions. Using the cat and dog in a brilliant analogy of what really happens during the political process, author Julia Dweck brings voting and campaigning to life through her creative rhymes and entertaining conclusions.
The illustrations are bright and colorful bringing a comic air to this smart book.
Usually a topic such as elections can be a difficult task to explain to children in an interesting manner. Not anymore with this winner of a book. We give Cat or Dog for President two thumbs up and 5 stars. We loved it and highly recommend it to everyone !!
From Amazon: The narrator asks the intriguing question all Americans want answered: Who would win if a cat and dog ran for President of the United States? Cat and dog lovers will both agree that this is a fun rhyming tale with a political heart. Both sides of the campaign are humorously depicted in a clever way that young readers will relate to and understand. The illustrations are rich, bold and colorful. “Cat or Dog for President” will keep readers engaged and laughing from beginning to end.
Something To Do:
We combed the Internet looking for fun election-related activities to help your family jump into the Cat or Dog for President adventure: Here’s a few of our favorites. Enjoy!
First Grade Parade’s Mock Election
Here’s the link to the Presidential Fun Kit to create all these fun Election-themed activities.
Teacher Selina Smith from Classroom Magic put together a whole days worth of activities with a Presidential theme. She has Reading, Writing, Math, and Social Studies activities that cover a variety of fun topics and ideas. Enjoy!
If I were President…
Go HERE to grab a complete and FREE copy of the entire unit.
What types of Election/Presidential activities has your family experienced?