Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Madam President by Lane Smith
A young girl imagines what it would be like to be President - everything from giving executive orders to kissing babies to exercising her veto power. The straightforward text holds a nice undercurrent of humor that is enhanced by the fabulous illustrations. I've always been a Lane Smith fan but like his newest titles even more than his early work. His illustrations are so full of action and detail that it can, at times, almost become a distraction - not so here. The illustrations are the perfect blend of movement, detail, and story. I like this as an introduction to young children during this election year.