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Mr. President Goes to School

Rick Walton

Nominee:Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award -Picture Book (2012)
When the president of the United States has a frustrating day, he decides to go back to where he learned the most important lessons of all.
When his day starts off badly, Mr. President decides he needs a time-out from running the country. Sneaking out of the White House, he hurries to the local school and enrolls in Mrs. Appletree's class. There, Mr. President spins on the merry-go-round, and practices saying "please" and taking turns. But when he returns to the White House, he is greeted by panic and two angry world leaders. Fortunately, Mr. President recalls what he learned in Mrs. Appletree's class, and he comes up with just the right approach to avoid an international crisis.
Children will delight in Rick Walton's laugh-out-loud story and its over-the-top take on conflict resolution. Brad Sneed's watercolor illustrations capture the humor of the story with their exaggerated, outsized characters and playfully distorted compositions.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: Jul 1st, 2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 10.08in - 10.02in - 0.36in - 0.97lb
  • EAN: 9781561455386
  • Recommended age: 05-08
  • Categories: Humorous StoriesSchool & EducationSocial Themes - General (see also headings under Family)

About the Author

Walton, Rick: - Rick Walton was the author of over sixty books for children, including a collection of poetry, joke books, picture books, activity books, mini-mysteries, and educational software. He loved to read, travel, play the guitar, study foreign languages, and write. He passed away in 2016.
Sneed, Brad: - Brad Sneed has illustrated almost twenty picture books, some of which he has also written. He lives in Kansas.

Praise for this book

"Sneed's attention to detail makes the book fun to look at over again and again. Overall, a fun introduction to the great things that can be learned in school."
"The art, which looks a bit like that of Patricia Polacco, scoops all the inherent silliness out of the story but has a tender side too."