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 President of the jungle

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Rodrigues, Andre

 Pub Year: 2020

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [38] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 761707 ISBN: 9781984814746
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Elections -- Fiction
 Presidents -- Fiction
 Jungle animals -- Fiction

Price: $20.71

Unhappy with Lion, the king of the jungle, the animals hold an election to choose a new leader.

   Booklist (11/01/19)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 11/01/2019 Lion is king of the jungle, but the power has gone to his mane. He's rerouted the river so it fills up his new swimming pool, and the other animals are not happy. In fact, after some protest demonstrations, they decide they don't want a king at all—they want to vote for a president. A list of election rules is put together (one animal, one vote; secret ballot; candidates cannot eat their opponents), and then it's campaign season, with Lion, Sloth, Snake, and Monkey giving speeches and participating in debates. Sloth wins, but not everyone is happy, so it's a good thing there's another election next spring! For kids who may be following a real election, this mix of fact and fun is occasionally confusing. But kudos for hitting most of the important election notes, including campaigning, ballots and voting, and how democracy works (a glossary is also provided). Children will be attracted by the lively, brightly colored art, combining cut-paper shapes and loose pencil lines. A clever introduction to a newsworthy topic. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

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