Browse By

       Follow Me on Pinterest

Tweets by @sweetonbooks

In accordance with FTC Guidelines, Sweet on Books would like to tell you about
the books that we review. While we often purchase our own books, we do also receive free books from publishers
and authors. We are never compensated for our reviews.

Unsubscribe from our newsletter





Capture the Flag
Kate Messner


Sweet Sites for Children's Books

Seven Impossible Things...
100 Scope Notes
A Fuse #8 Production
A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy
Books 4 Your Kids
Chicken Spaghetti
Charlotte's Library
From the Mixed-Up Files...
Jen Robinson's Book Page
Just One More Book
Literacy Learning Zone
Mid-Grade Re(ad)action
Middle Grade Mania
Ms. Yingling Reads
Nerdy Book Club
Pragmatic Mom
Smack Dab in the Middle
The Book Smugglers
The Children's Book Review
The Guardian: Children's Books
The Miss Rumphius Effect
The Reading Tub
There's a Book
Through the Looking Glass
Waking Brain Cells
President Pennybaker PDF Print E-mail

What You Need to Know:
• This book is about a young boy who is prompted to run for president after feeling dissatisfied by the rules his parents
  have forced upon him (clean his room, brush teeth, etc).
• President Pennybaker is a very engaging and accessible story about the road to the Presidency for a slightly older
• This is not a picture book for toddlers, as there is too much story to retain.
Sweet Book Summary:
President Pennybaker is a funny picture book about a young boy running for President. Luke Pennybaker asked his dad if he could watch TV.  His request was answered with five new questions, including:  did you... clean your room?  feed the fish?  eat your lunch? brush your teeth? and ask your mom if she needed anything? When Luke Pennybaker answered no to all five questions, his Dad said no TV.  When Luke completed the five things his dad asked him to do, Luke asked if he could watch TV now?  To which Dad responded, still no.  "It was at this very moment, this precise instant, this exact time and place that Luke realized life was unfair."

And so goes this funny, irony-filled story of how Luke Pennybaker became the youngest boy ever to run for president. Luke decided that he would do whatever he could to make life fair.  The story follows Luke on the campaign trail.  His campaign promises included you will only have to do homework when you want to, you can eat desert any time of day, you can go to bed anytime you feel like it, and so on.  Luke signs his dog Lily to the election ticket as vice president and they win!  But very soon, Luke realizes running a country isn't easy. And suddenly cleaning his room, brushing his teeth and feeding the fish seem far more preferable.  
Author: Kate Feiffer Illustrator: Diane Goode Published: 2008, 40 pages
Themes: Excellent Read-Aloud, Humor, Government
If You Liked This Book, Try:
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
If I Ran for President, Catherine Stier
If I Were President, Catherine Stier

Your name:
Your email: