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Vote for Me! (edition 2012)

by Ben Clanton, Ben Clanton (Illustrator)

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Title:Vote for Me!
Authors:Ben Clanton
Other authors:Ben Clanton (Illustrator)
Info:Kids Can Press, Ltd. (2012), Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:E Books
Rating:****
Tags:Voting, Elections, Humorous, Storytime: No

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Very good addition to a lesson plan about politics and political parties for young children. It even hints at third parties something a lot of people are still not aware of. This book made me laugh thinking about this year's race for election and I think anyone will find some funny events within the book that relate to some we seen in real life. ( )
  maturne2 | Dec 1, 2016 |
This book is great when teaching young children about political parties. The author of course uses the actual representative animals as the candidates/characters of this book. The two characters are continuously arguing back and forth about what they will do if voted and how they are better than the other. This exposes children to the political nature of voting, parties, and debates. This story is easy to follow and always holds a lot of valuable, basic overview about elections. ( )
  imasson | Nov 24, 2016 |
This is a hilarious story that breaks down political parties to the understanding of a child. In the story the donkey and the elephant want the reader to vote for them. Instead of giving a list of reasons for the reader to vote for them, the two animals spend the majority of the book slandering one another. The story ends with a surprising twixt. ( )
  slockett2008 | May 1, 2016 |
I thought this short story was really creative when talking to young children about politics. The book was about how an elephant also know as a republican, and donkey also know to be a democratic, were running against one another. Throughout the race they both said mean and hurtful things to one another, as do real politicians when running in a campaign. When it came down to the voting day, and to see you had won the race, it turned out the independent mouse had won the popular vote, being that all of his 3000 mouse friends had voted for him. At the end of the story the elephant and donkey had said they wanted a recount because, they each thought that one of them would have been the better choice to run the office. ( )
  Analley | Feb 23, 2015 |
Vote for ME! by Benjamin Clanton is an extremely funny take on political parties and voting. Both parties list reasons why the reader should vote for them. Most of the reasons are nonsensical reasons and bribes. This book is very kid friendly. I would read this book to elementary school students when discussing elections and understanding them. I think this book is a gateway into a discussion about politics and character. ( )
  Nijania | Nov 24, 2014 |
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Hey, you! Yes, you with the dazzling smile! The donkey wants your vote. So does the elephant. And each will do just about anything to win your support. Brag? Sure! Flatter? Absolutely! Exaggerate, name-call, make silly promises and generally act childish? Yes, yes, yes and yes. Soon, the tension mounts, and these two quarrelsome candidates resort to slinging mud (literally) and flinging insults. And what happens when the election results are in? Well, let's just say the donkey and the elephant are in for a little surprise -- and a certain bewhiskered, third-party candidate is in for a first term. Vote for Me! is a timely satire of American politics, but it's a story readers of all nationalities and ages will recognize. Comical, retro illustrations (in shades of blue and red, of course) are completely winning, and the duelling duo's insult-laden exchanges promise to have readers laughing out loud.

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A satire of American politics finds a donkey and an elephant resorting to just about anything to garner votes, and after all the mud-slinging is done and the votes are tallied, they are both quite surprised by the results.

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