Review: 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.
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