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Review: When Penny Met POTUS

August 19, 2016

When Penny Met POTUS

Penny’s mom works at the White House so Penny has heard plenty about POTUS.  She’s very curious about what POTUS must be like and imagines all kinds of things.  She finally gets to go to work with her mom and, when her mom gets busy, Penny starts hunting for POTUS, only to be disappointed to discover POTUS is human.

When Penny Met POTUS by Rachel Ruiz is a cute picture book that highlights the imagination of young children.  I thought this book was fun but wish Ruiz had taken it a little bit farther by sharing famous parts of the White House or some of what the President does during the day.  Still, it’s a great introduction to the office for kids and Melissa Manwill‘s illustrations enhance the story.

Ruiz got the idea for this book when she was working on President Obama’s campaign and her own three year old peppered her with questions about him.  Pick When Penny Met POTUS up to start a conversation about the Office of the President this election year.

Ikid konnection new will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

Review copy provided by Capstone.  I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
11 Comments leave one →
  1. August 19, 2016 6:06 am

    Sounds good. I think all young children would be interested in this book.

  2. August 19, 2016 6:33 am

    I agree it would be nice to share a few specifics but it sounds like a good place to start a simple conversation. The cover is cute.

  3. August 19, 2016 9:28 am

    Cute idea.

  4. August 19, 2016 12:36 pm

    Adorable story, and I can imagine the pictures are delightful. Thanks for sharing.

  5. August 19, 2016 3:24 pm

    This looks like a cute book! I think I’ll pick it up for my daughter.

  6. August 19, 2016 4:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing some thoughts about this one, Kathy. I am curious about POTUS now. 😉

  7. August 19, 2016 9:15 pm

    Love this!

  8. August 20, 2016 6:26 am

    I agree with your comments!

  9. August 22, 2016 3:14 am

    This sounds so cute! I really like the premise and illustration style.

  10. August 22, 2016 2:38 pm

    This sounds like it might have an inside scoop

  11. bookingmama permalink
    August 23, 2016 6:34 pm

    Sounds like a cute one especially during the Election!

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