Duck for President

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Duck for President
AuthorDoreen Cronin
Cover artistBetsy Lewin
CountryUnited States
Genrepicture book, children's literature
PublisherSimon & Schuster
Publication date
[E] 22
LC ClassPZ7.C88135 Du 2004
Preceded byGiggle, Giggle, Quack 

Duck for President is a children's book written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. Released in 2004 through Simon & Schuster, the New York Times Best Illustrated Book follows the further adventures of Farmer Brown's animals that were introduced in Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.

On April 9, 2007, the book was read by Laura Bush as part of the annual White House Easter egg roll.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

Duck becomes frustrated with Farmer Brown's rule over the farm, and holds an election to take over the farm. He goes to the mayor and governor's offices, then even visits the president. He then returns to the farm saying, "running a country is no fun at all."


Responses to Duck For President have been generally favorable. Kirkus Reviews gave it a star review and wrote "Lewin follows Cronin’s lead in losing no opportunity to lampoon recognizable political figures." and "the comedy flows freely on more levels than one, and there’s sufficient hilarity for all."[2] while the School Library Journal noted "Lewin's characteristic humorous watercolors with bold black outlines fill the pages with color and jokes. Cronin's text is hilarious for kids and adults and includes a little math and quite a bit about the electoral process." [3]

Publishers Weekly found "Though Cronin's latest Duck tale introduces the basic mechanics of the election process, it lacks many of the silly high jinks and clever plot turns that gave its predecessors their charm." but liked the illustrations calling them "a hoot"[4] Common Sense Media found it an "Easy, funny intro to politics for your brood."[5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "White House Easter Egg Roll 2007". Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  2. ^ "Duck For President". Kirkus Media LLC. 1 January 2004. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Duck for President". Buffalo & Eric County public Library. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Duck For President". PWxyz LLC. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Duck for President". Common Sense Media Inc. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Children's Books; Best Illustrated Books (Books)". The New York Times. 14 November 2004. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ "(Duck For President)". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ "2005 Book Sense Book of the Year Award Winners Announced". American Booksellers Association. 14 April 2005. Retrieved 17 October 2015.