Hubie is running for president against Doris. But he doesn't think he stands a chance against the free ice cream that she's giving away to voters. Plus, to stay in the race he has to do crazy stuff like shaking Coach Kong's paw and Mrs. Green's claw, and kissing a bunch of babies. Hubie's chances look slim. Will being the candidate who stands for something---not just who stands on top of something--be enough to win him the race in the end?
About the Author
Mike Thaler was born in Los Angeles in 1936. After moving to New York City, he started his professional career drawing cartoons for adults in 1960. A children's book editor saw one of these cartoons and encouraged Mike to write for children. Since then, Mike has written over 140 children’s books and has become known as America’s “Riddle King.” Mike says that writing and riddles are a powerful way to stimulate a child’s interest in learning and creating. He is an award-winning author and illustrator and has been called “one of the most creative people in children’s literature.” Mike currently lives in Canby, Oregon.
Jared Lee has illustrated more than one hundred books for young readers. He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, the Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, the National Cartoonists Society, and others. He lives in Ohio with his wife and a menagerie of dogs, cats, ponies, ducks, and a few unknown creatures.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Election Fever||6|
|Chapter 3||A Fast Slogan||12|
|Chapter 4||Off the Wall||15|
|Chapter 5||Presidents' Precedence||18|
|Chapter 6||A Peach of a Speech||23|
|Chapter 7||A Special Delivery||27|
|Chapter 8||Dreams of Glory||30|
|Chapter 9||The Ballot of Hubie Cool||35|
|Chapter 10||A Shake-Up||38|
|Chapter 11||The Great Debate||42|
|Chapter 12||Doris's Cool Move||46|
|Chapter 13||Poll Position||49|
|Chapter 14||Taking a Stand||52|
|Chapter 15||Election Jitters||55|
|Chapter 16||High Noon||58|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In the Class Election From the Black Lagoon. The author says you have to run for something so why not the class election. Mike has written and published over 200 books in his life, and this one was a short 64 paged book. Mike is 80 years old and passed away. This book was a good book but it needed to be longer with more detail and its had lots of characters. The book was really good and I give it 4 stars because it was short, if it would have been longer I would have given it 5. There are 16 chapters in this book but are very short. The characters are Mrs. Green, Doris, Penny, Freddy, Randy, and Eric. They need to tell more about the election and what is going on during the election. There needs to be less pictures in this book so they can have more writing in the book. The pictures in the book are not really that detailed, but the cover page is pretty good with color. This book has everyday things about school and what happens there. I’ve read a lot of his other books and they were also good but they were short just like this one, but if you want easy points for AR or RC this is a good book
Engage students’ interest and build background by talking about Mike Thaler’s Black Lagoon series. Explain that the first book was The Teacher from the Black Lagoon, named after the horror movie, The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Thaler’s main character Hubie has a wild imagination that goes to work whenever he is worried or fearful about something in school, also known as the Black Lagoon. Display the book cover and ask: What might Hubie be worried about in this picture? What is that monster doing behind him? Discuss students’ responses; then ask what other things about school can cause worries, prompting them with these Black Lagoon titles: The Talent Show from the Black Lagoon The Gym Teacher from the Black Lagoon Valentine’s Day from the Black Lagoon