Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Woodrow For President | Peter & Cheryl Barnes | Book Review

Woodrow For President
A Tail of Voting, Campaigns, and Elections
by Peter W Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes

{ About This Book }

Written and illustrated by bestselling authors Peter and Cheryl Barnes, this adorable children’s book explains the presidential election process from start to finish. Woodrow for President is the story of Woodrow G. Washingtail, a little mouse whose parents dream he might one day be president of the entire mouse nation.

Woodrow grows up to be a kind, generous mouse who is loved by many people. He is encouraged to run for the presidency but first must choose a political party, debate his way through the primaries, and be chosen by the states as the candidate for the Bull Mouse party. In the general election he is up against tough competition from the candidate of the Country Mouse Party, Senator Rufus C. Tuftmouse, who created the U.S. Department of Cheese but, in the end, Woodrow wins and becomes the official president elect.

Woodrow for President will help children understand what all the hype is about this year as the country gears up for the presidential election. The book also explains why it is so important to get involved, volunteer and vote in presidential elections. Woodrow for President is a wonderful way for parents to educate their children about political parties, primaries, debates and all the other events that will be prominent this year.

{ My Thoughts On This Book }

What a fun book! Written in verse, it clearly and easily communicates the process of becoming the President of the United States. Cute illustrations, a "find the Secret Service mouse" picture hunt on each 2 page spread, and an entire section in the back of the book to continue the dialog between parents, teachers and students, this is not only a fun book that I believe children will enjoy reading, but it is a very informative and useful resource in the task of educating the next generation of voting Americans. Woodrow For President is definitely staying in my collection for the homeschooling years!

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{ About The Author }

Peter and Cheryl Barnes are the author/illustrator team behind many books featuring animal characters that teach children about history and government, including the bestselling House Mouse, Senate Mouse, which teaches how Congress makes our laws, and Woodrow the White House Mouse, about the White House and the job of the president.
Peter is a journalist and broadcaster who reports on public policy issues in Washington, D.C. Cheryl is an illustrator with a background in architecture. They live in Alexandria, Virginia, have two grown daughters, and are very proud grandparents of Tristan James Joyce.

{ Buy This Book }

You can purchase this book for $11.53 here.

{ Disclosure }

I received a copy of this book from TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own, and this post is in compliance with FTC regulations. Learn more by visiting my PR and Disclosure pages.


  1. The "find the Secret Service mouse" game sounds fun!

    I'm glad you enjoyed the book. Thanks for being on the tour!

  2. I sure enjoyed finding him! Thanks for having me :)


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