Vote for Me! (Hardcover)
Kids Can Press, 9781554538225, 40pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2012
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.
About the Author
Ben Clanton is an up-and-coming author-illustrator from Seattle who describes himself as a ?story scribbler, picture squiggler, book aficionado, child advocate, dragon tamer and avid sock wearer.? Vote for Me! is the first book he has both written and illustrated.
Praise For Vote for Me!…
Readers too young to vote will still recognize the pitfalls of bad behavior in this satire of unsavory political practices.—School Library Journal
Obviously adults are going to get a kick out of this, but the Mo Willems-like presentation, clever coloring (when the candidates make up, the background becomes purple), and universal anti-arguing message will tickle future politicos, too.—Booklist
For children getting their first taste of presidential politics in 2012, this is a worthwhile testimony to the current state of political discourse.—Publisher's Weekly