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Otto Runs for President

Otto Runs for President

Scritto da Rosemary Wells

Narrato da Diana Canova


Otto Runs for President

Scritto da Rosemary Wells

Narrato da Diana Canova

valutazioni:
3.5/5 (6 valutazioni)
Lunghezza:
10 minuti
Pubblicato:
Jan 1, 2008
ISBN:
9780545521864
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descrizione

There is a big school election at the Barkadelphia School. Who will win? Tiffany, one of the popular girls; Charles, an all-star sport; or Otto, a good friend and listener?
Pubblicato:
Jan 1, 2008
ISBN:
9780545521864
Formato:
Audiolibro

Informazioni sull'autore

Rosemary Wells (b. 1942) is a bestselling children’s book author and illustrator. Born in New York City, Wells was raised in New Jersey. She grew up in a theatre family. Her mother was a ballet dancer and her father was an actor-playwright. “We had a houseful of wonderful books. Reading stories aloud was as much a part of my childhood as the air I breathed,” Wells recalls. Wells attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Since 1968, Wells has published more than 120 books, including seven novels. In her picture books, she pairs her delightful illustrations with humorous, and emotionally adept themes. Among her bestselling picture book titles are Voyage to the Bunny Planet, My Very First Mother Goose, and Read to Your Bunny. She is best known for the Max and Ruby series, which depicts the adventures of sibling bunnies. In addition to her picture books, Wells has written several historical fiction and mystery/suspense novels for young adults. She has won countless awards, such as the Parents’ Choice Foundation Award and multiple School Library Journal Best Book of the Year awards.


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  • (3/5)
    I was completely surprised when the six 2nd and 3rd graders picked this as their favorite of our three election books with four votes. I find the pictures to be static and flat and the story to be a little cloying, although perhaps they liked it because this is clearly geared to a younger audience than Grace for President and Madam President. Then again it could be that this was the only one of the three in which a boy ended up being President and we had more boys than girls. Who knows? Wells' look at a class presidential election could easily be used for 1st graders and even possibly kindergarten students and provides a nice lesson in civic responsibility along with some humor.

    Used for October "Vote for Your Favorite Book/Election Theme" Tons of Fun.
  • (4/5)
    When Charles and Tiffany run for President based on the popularity, they do not even ask what the other students want. When Otto decided to run against them, he asks everyone what they really want to see happen in the school. When the results come in on election day, who will become President of Barkadelphia School?
  • (4/5)
    In Otto Runs for President, Rosemary Wells writes about three different dogs taking place in an election for class President. The three candidates are Tiffany (cutest and smartest), Charles (sports jock), and Otto (caring). The This book does a nice job of introducing the idea of campaigning and voting for a person based on their beliefs instead of their popularity. This book could be useful in my classroom because it is a nice way to introduce selflessness and the imiportance of considering others. Also, the idea of campaigning is presented well and students can understand one way an election process may work.
  • (3/5)
    A good example of fantasy because the school of Barkadelphia is full of students who are animals but behave as humans. In a school consisting of different breeds of dogs, there is an election in which Charles and Tiffany decide to run against each other. They end up getting overly competitive and playing dirty by making up lies about the opposing candidate. Neither of them really cared much about what other students said and thought up ridiculous promises of their own. Thus, Otto decides to run also, but doesn't participate in the attacks on other candidates. He makes an effort to ask fellow students what they want out of a school president and intends to accomplish these things for them. Otto bakes cookies for students instead of buttons against the other candidate. Ultimately, Otto wins the election and gets what the students wanted. The main idea communicated in this story is that in order to accomplish what one wants, attacking other people is not the way to go about it. Winning at another person's expense is not as satisfying as winning fair and square.Media: pastels
  • (4/5)
    Otto Runs for President is timely picture book entry into the presidential campaign season. Although slightly too advanced for the youngest picture book readers, Wells’ book is an excellent introduction into the politics, rather than the procedure, of choosing a president. The Barkadelphia School is choosing a new president. Tiffany, the popular poodle is sure that she’ll win. Charles, the sporty bulldog is equally confident. Both candidates start out campaigning for their pet issues, “Eyebrow Pencils in our Pencil Kits! VOTE TIFFANY!” “Soda in the Water Fountains! VOTE CHARLES!” then quickly slide down the slippery slope of dirty politics, “The next morning, Post-it notes appeared on all the lockers.” “Charles…did he cheat on a math test? Who has fast fingers and sneaky eyes?” “Mysterious flyers appeared in the cafeteria that afternoon.” “Tiffany! Did she spend your class dues on hair spray?”Meanwhile, quiet and deliberate Otto throws his hat into the ring. Campaigning the old-fashioned way, Otto meets with his classmates one at a time, asking their concerns. It won’t take a genius to find out who wins on Election Day.The dogs of Barkadelphia School are drawn in Rosemary Wells’ signature style. Some of the story is told in the form of bumper stickers and Post-it notes on a background of blue lockers. Most pages have white space backgrounds, framed by humorous borders of paw prints, burgers, (“Whoppo Burgers in the Cafeteria! Vote Charles!”) and Post-its. This is a great book, because it reinforces all the best of democratic government, while simultaneously introducing the darker side in a humorous and non-threatening manner. Best for K-2.