Vote! by Eileen Christelow

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Using a town’s mayoral election as a model, this lively introduction to voting covers every step in the process, from the start of the campaign all the way to the voting booth. There’s even a recount! The cast of characters includes two dogs (and a cat), whose questions and comments mirror those of young readers and help to explain some of an election’s more confusing aspects. Told with clarity and wit in Eileen Christelow’s signature comic-book style and vetted by an expert in voter education, this look at how we choose our leaders turns an often daunting topic into an exciting narrative. Who would have guessed that learning about voting could be so much fun?

A timeline of the history of voting in the United States, a glossary of words associated with voting, a discussion of American political parties, and a list of Internet resources are included.

 

About Eileen Christelow

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Eileen Christelow has created many picture books, including the wildly popular Five Little Monkeys series, Vote!, and two books about Emma, the Desperate Dog. She and her husband, Ahren, live in East Dummerston, Vermont. To learn more about Eileen and her books, please visit www.christelow.com.
 
Published February 18, 2008 by Clarion Books. 48 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books, History.

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But even if the name-calling has a measure of low humor at first, it soon pales—something that Clanton's book threatens to do before its neat twist—in direct proportion to its sustenance on either the entertainment or intellectual front, as any 4-year-old will tell you.

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After the sorry example of the 2000 presidential election, it’s good to be reminded of the simple beauty—and hard-won right—of voting for a candidate.

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(A timeline of voting rights, a glossary of terms and other resources bring the book to a close.) The story builds to election night, when, in an au courant twist, the winning candidate faces a recount.

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With two wisecracking pooches and the candidate's daughter as pint-size commentators, "this book effectively explains the nuances of the election process using a small-town mayoral campaign as an example," according to PW .

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