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Would you like me to define the word Potus for you? It’s not really a word, it’s an acronym which stands for President of the United States= P.O.T.U.S.!!
So let’s head back to my question, what makes a good Potus?
Today we go searching for that answer inside the pages of what else……our books.
I have two wonderful new books to share with you that will give you just a little more information on what perhaps might make a good P.O.T.U.S.
President Squid is a hilarious picture book from Caldecott award winner Aaron Reynolds. With a good deal of tongue and cheek it explores the ideal qualities of a good president. One resident of the sea, Squid, feels he would be perfect for the job. Why you ask ? Well because he lives in a big house, know a lot about lots of things, does all the talking, bosses people around, but mostly importantly, he wears a tie. That’s all anyone needs to be president right?
All Hail President Squid as he discovers how having all of the best qualities to be president doesn’t always lend itself to reality. It takes a lot of work to become president and to be hailed, in fact it just be more of a job than he thought.
We loved this book and it has sparked great discussions in this house about the presidential election process.
The illustrations are done by Sara Varon; a printmaker and graphic novelist. Her art adds perfectly bringing the story to life in the most hilarious way.
President Squid will be released on March 1st, Super Tuesday. It’s a great addition to everyone’s book shelf.
Next on our list is President Lincoln- From Log Cabin to White House by Demi.
Who doesn’t love Demi? I just can’t get enough of her books and art. Her latest release, out just in time for President’s day, takes us on a journey to the Land of Lincoln. From a small log cabin in Kentucky to the steps of the White House, Abraham Lincoln rose from humble beginnings to the very height of prominence and prestige. He led America through the momentous events of the US Civil War, delivered the Emancipation Proclamation and the abolition of slavery.
President Lincoln had a passion for reading and learning. He once walked 20 miles one way just to borrow a book. Reading was high on his list. He was such a voracious reader and had a hard time keeping himself in books. He said;
Abe Lincoln was a compassionate man and loved animals. He actually had a great love of all beings and his greatest concern was always for others and how he could help them. One day he spent an entire afternoon helping a groundhog who was stuck under a rock.
Abraham Lincoln had a nickname, he was known as honest Abe. One time while working in a grocery store he realized that he had charged a customer too much money. Even though it was late at night and far away, he walked to her house to return the money.
“Resolve to be honest at all events;…….”
In all President Lincoln, was a kind, self-educated, honest man who served his country and ultimately died for what he believed in.
“From a long cabin to the White House, Abraham Lincoln traveled far to become one of America’s greatest president. He was full of honesty, wisdom, and compassion. He also believed that all people are created equal, and that everyone has the right to be free. He gave his life to help make this belief come true.”-Demi from President Lincoln:From Log Cabin to White House.
This book is a powerful teaching tool with 30 stunning illustrations by award winning author and illustrator, Demi and an appendix of fascinating facts, timeline, map, and quotes from President Lincoln during his life.
I hope you enjoyed our look at what makes a good P.O.T.U.S. What qualities do you think makes a good President? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. Happy Reading and a belated Happy President’s Day!
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