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Vote for Me! (edition 2012)

by Ben Clanton, Ben Clanton (Illustrator)

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Member:EBurggraf
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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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 |
A donkey and an elephant are naming reasons why people should vote for them, but its for reasons like "because I'm super cute." They end up settling their differences, but in end. it's the independent mouse who wins.
  SRThompson | Nov 18, 2014 |
Donkey and Elephant want YOU to vote, well vote for one of them. But, which one? Well of course Donkey says you should vote for him because he's number one, gives his voters lollipops, wears clean underwear, and of course because he says elephants are stinky. Elephant disagrees! Elephant says you should vote for him because he's a super cute elephant and he'll give you peanuts. Despite their many differences, and the fact that they get into a mud fight, Elephant and Donkey end up becoming great friends. However, neither of them win the election, the Independent Mouse wins!
This is a sweet and simple book giving children a fun look into politics. I would love to share this with my future students around Election time. ( )
  SMLawrence | Nov 10, 2014 |
Funny spoof of American politics. Our politicians do seem to act as juvenile and ridiculous as the donkey and the elephant in this story. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
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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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