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President Squid

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Silly underwater tale pokes fun at boastful wannabe leaders.

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Preschoolers might seem young for political satire, but they'll giggle knowingly at the prideful antics of this neon-pink squid who fancies himself a leader worthy of joining Mt. Rushmore. PRESIDENT SQUID is everything a good leader shouldn't be: a lazy, self-absorbed poor listener who wants lots of attention and is easy to laugh at. (Older readers will certainly be reminded of real-life politicians.)

Author Aaron Reynolds brings the same smart-alecky humor showcased in Carnivores. Illustrator Sara Varon manages to capture dismissive glances and eye rolls in a vibrant cartoon style. A hilarious book to read together -- bring your best funny read-aloud voice!

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