The Tapper Twins Run for President

The Tapper Twins Run for President

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by Geoff Rodkey
     
 

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In their third uproarious oral history, the Tapper Twins take their sibling feud to the political stage as they race to become class president!

Told as a series of interviews, screenshots, text messages, and social media bursts, The Tapper Twins Run For President tops the antics of the real 2016 elections! Claudia Tapper wants to become President

Overview

In their third uproarious oral history, the Tapper Twins take their sibling feud to the political stage as they race to become class president!

Told as a series of interviews, screenshots, text messages, and social media bursts, The Tapper Twins Run For President tops the antics of the real 2016 elections! Claudia Tapper wants to become President of the United States someday. She's the sixth grade class president, and has every reason to presume she'll get reelected. Reese Tapper could not care less about student government—until he learns becoming class president is his best shot at overturning a hated new rule. And thus, the greatest political rivalry in Culvert Prep history is born! In a tangle of evil-genius advisors, meddlesome best-friends, negative campaign attacks and outrageously funny missteps, Claudia and Reese duke it out to see who will rule the school.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Rodkey's comical picture of the political arena's cut and thrust is certainly timely...the parallels with campaigns on broader stages will be obvious to all."—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Tapper Twins Tear Up New York:
*"The scavenger hunt is a total success, as is the writing style and humor of this story.... Readers who like to laugh aloud will enjoy this book"—School Library Connection, starred review"

Everyone—not just native New Yorkers—will enjoy this madcap, uproarious romp around the Big Apple.... It won't take long for fans of the first installment, or new fans, to drop right into the action, hilarity, and mayhem."—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews
2016-06-01
Political races can get ugly—particularly when they're family matters.Class president Claudia Tapper's smug expectations of an easy re-election for second semester take a major hit when her slacker twin, Reese, enters the race. Being clueless but better liked than his driven, humorless sib in their moderately diverse Manhattan private school, Reese mounts a serious challenge. In no time the rival campaigns have devolved into hot messes of negative spin, straw polls, secret deals, and (perceived) betrayals, with an added element of chaos introduced by a wacko third-party candidate. As in previous Tapper twin brangles, the narrative is framed as a typescript "oral history" by Claudia with interjections from everyone involved, plus frequent "Clickchat" entries, texts from hacked parental phones, screenshots, posters, snapshots of New York City hangouts, and school newspaper articles. Typically, Claudia turns out to be her own worst enemy, but she redeems herself with a last-minute online manifesto that shows she's not just in it for ego and some determined fence-mending with alienated friends. Though a post-vote revelation that the election was thrown puts a cynical edge on the whole process, Rodkey's comical picture of the political arena's cut and thrust is certainly timely. The absence of malign characters or motives keeps the tone light, and the parallels with campaigns on broader stages will be obvious to all. (Fiction. 11-13)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316297851
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/06/2016
Series:
Tapper Twins Series , #3
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
43,582
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Geoff Rodkey is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter who has written the hit films Daddy Day Care, RV, The Shaggy Dog, and the Disney Channel original TV movie Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas. He is also the author of The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other), and The Tapper Twins Tear Up New York, as well as the middle grade trilogy The Chronicles of Egg. He lives in New York City.

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