A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Duck is proactive when he doesn't like the way things are run in the barnyard -- instead of complaining, he runs for office.
Is It Any Good?
Like all the books in the Farmer Brown series, this one is pretty funny even if some of the jokes will go over kids' heads. That's all right because they'll enjoy the story even as the grown-ups are smirking as they read it aloud.
As it turns out, Duck will remind readers of other politicians they might know (right down to heading to the late-night talk shows for better exposure). The illustrations are a good match for the funny, quick-moving text, making this a strong addition to the Farmer Brown series, and a timely one at that. Kids too young to really get into the political process can easily grasp the big picture in barnyard terms.
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