If I Were President

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Albert Whitman & Company
Publish Date
7.7 X 9.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.25 pounds

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About the Author

Catherine Stier is the author of more than twenty children's books including the Science Makes it Work picture book series and the Kirkus star-reviewed A Dog's Day chapter book series. She holds a master's degree in reading and literacy and has served as a magazine writer, newspaper columnist, and writing instructor. Stier resides in San Antonio, Texas.


"This easy picture book provides a nice introduction to the presidency for primary-grade children. In short, simple sentences and mostly broad, nonspecific terms, it describes the job's diverse responsibilities. Although serious aspects of the job such as being commander-in-chief of the armed forces and creating laws with Congress are mentioned, Stier gives the most attention to lighter duties--tossing out the first pitch of the baseball season and lighting the nation's Christmas tree. DiSalvo-Ryan's illustrations complement the text nicely, depicting children of different races and genders as 'presidents' carrying on the various duties of the office and enjoying such unusual perks as having a personal chef and a movie theater right at home. This is a rosy picture of a very stressful job, but youngsters will pick up some good general information, which teachers can use as a starting point in class and expand upon according to the age and ability of their students."
"A simple explanation of the diverse duties of the president of the United States."

School Library Journal
"The loosely rendered illustrations match the informal, informative text."

The Horn Book Guide