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Duck for President

Cronin, Doreen (Book - 2004)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Duck for President
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When Duck gets tired of working for Farmer Brown, his political ambition eventually leads to his being elected President.
Authors: Cronin, Doreen
Title: Duck for President
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Betsy Lewin
Summary: When Duck gets tired of working for Farmer Brown, his political ambition eventually leads to his being elected President.
Additional Contributors: Lewin, Betsy Illustrator
ISBN: 0689863772
Branch Call Number: jE CRONIN
Subject Headings: Politics, Practical Juvenile fiction Elections Juvenile fiction Ducks Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Topical Term: Politics, Practical
LCCN: 2003021923
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This is a very cute book. I would recommend reading this book around election time, to give a different spin on the subject. The book teaches that you can be anything you want to be as long as you set your mind to it and work for it, but the book also has another lesson. It teaches that the grass isn’t always greener in the other side of the fence. Every time Duck thought something was to hard for him he ran for another office, not realizing it would be harder work and he should have just stayed on the farm.

Apr 01, 2012
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Click, Clack, Moo is still the favourite, but this is nicely tongue-in-cheek which the parents will appreciate, and has the usual simple but funny and colourful illustrations which the children will enjoy.

Nov 02, 2011
  • dalda rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Doreen Cronin's Duck series is a definite hit. Consider checking out the Bookflix/DVD version of this title as well. Pitch perfect delivery by Randy Travis (who also narrated Click, Clack, Moo).


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shyracollins thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Oct 06, 2012
  • yellow_jaguar_50 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

yellow_jaguar_50 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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Duck is unhappy with his life on the farm, he things the work is too hard. Duck decides to run for farmer, governor, and eventually president. Duck soon realizes that each job was harder then the last and the goes back to the farm.


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“The voters had spoken. Duck was officially in charge.”
“”Running a country is no fun at all,” thought Duck”


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Duck for President

An animated reading of the story.

Puppet interviews Doreen Cronin

City Library Spokespuppet Earl E. Literacy sits down with children's author Doreen Cronin to talk about her new book, how she started writing as a kid, and some tips she has for kids to become better writers themselves!

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