Madam President

Madam President

by Lane Smith


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A little girl imagines what her day would be like if she were Madam President. There would be executive orders to give, babies to kiss, tuna casseroles to veto (or VETO!)?and so much more! Not to mention that recess would definitely require more security.

With deadpan wit and hilarious illustrations, best-selling picture book creator Lane Smith introduces readers to an unforgettable new character.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423108467
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date: 07/29/2008
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 477,306
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD230L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Lane Smith is a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator for The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. His latest book, John, Paul, George & Ben, received countless honors, including three starred reviews, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and Child Magazine and Parenting Magazine Best Book of the Year.
Lane's collaborations with Jon Scieszka include the seminal children's book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, as well as Math Curse, Science Verse, and many more. Lane lives in Connecticut.

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Madam President 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
KarriesKorner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a brilliant book! Katy uses her executive power to make things happen in her world, and goes about her day as if she is the President of the United States. With hilarious pictures, and sharp, intelligent prose, Lane Smith has created a very informative and funny book. The illustrations are wonderful, and the look on Katy's face as she appoints her Cabinet, deals with the Secret Service out on the playground, and tries to repair the disaster area that is her bedroom is priceless.I love the fact that this is a book about a woman president, and that she is a strong character who clearly knows herself. It's timely especially since we inaugurated the first African-American President yesterday. Why shouldn't little girls dream of being of the first woman President?The strength of this book is the use of government terms to tell the story and the plays on words that go along with those terms. When the book is all said and done, Katy is just like any other little girl at the end of the day -- tired!
allawishus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like some of the not-so-subtle commentary on politics and politicians! I like that the illustrations had the little girl wearing a pantsuit - ha ha. In your face, Tim Gunn. Over all, quite cute.
artlibby on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young girl tries to imagine what her day would be like if she were President of the United States of America. Who would she name Secretary of State or Secretary of Soccer? Coupled with the demands of attending school on a daily basis, she imagines a busy day full of decisive steps that would make her school and country a better place. Readers will laugh when she oversteps her bounds in order to veto various food items and plays she finds unappealing. The comical illustrations compliment the short lines of text, and depict a wide array of emotions and expressions on the face of the main character. The spreads incorporate a variety of different layouts and help propel the story along with their unpredictability. Appropriate for young elementary school students and preschoolers. A great read aloud during election time!
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Probably the best book I can find for a Presidents day storytime. Simple text, not too long, on theme. Madam President runs through all the duties she has for a day.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
One little girl imagines her day if she were President.

Katy uses an executive order to refill her waffle plate. Recess includes secret service agents hiding behind the trees. She vetoes tuna salad for lunch. Katy even has to deal with a Disaster Area - her room.

Lane Smith creates a story that will make readers giggle. The adorable pictures reinforce the humorous tale. While the presidential subject is timely, this book will be enjoyed for years to come.
almcnew More than 1 year ago
Overall, I thought this book was a good one to introduce some of the responsibilites of being a president. From orders to give, lunches to approve (or veto!), teaties to negotiate, keeping a cool head during a disaster, and choosing a capable cabinet, this story gives students real life situations to relate to. The illustrations and font sizes were fantastic. Great way to begin learning/teaching about the president and his duties.