Peter and Cheryl Barnes, authors of Woodrow for President, on tour August 2012

Posted By on July 11, 2012

About Woodrow for President

• Reading level: Ages 5 and up
• Hardcover: 32 pages
• Publisher: Little Patriot Press (May 21, 2012)

Written and illustrated by bestselling authors Peter and Cheryl Barnes, this adorable children’s book explains the presidential election process from start to finish. Woodrow for President is the story of Woodrow G. Washingtail, a little mouse whose parents dream he might one day be president of the entire mouse nation.

Woodrow grows up to be a kind, generous mouse who is loved by many people. He is encouraged to run for the presidency but first must choose a political party, debate his way through the primaries, and be chosen by the states as the candidate for the Bull Mouse party. In the general election he is up against tough competition from the candidate of the Country Mouse Party, Senator Rufus C. Tuftmouse, who created the U.S. Department of Cheese but, in the end, Woodrow wins and becomes the official president elect.

Woodrow for President will help children understand what all the hype is about this year as the country gears up for the presidential election. The book also explains why it is so important to get involved, volunteer and vote in presidential elections. Woodrow for President is a wonderful way for parents to educate their children about political parties, primaries, debates and all the other events that will be prominent this year. The book will be released on May 21, 2012.

About Peter and Cheryl Barnes

Peter and Cheryl Barnes are the author/illustrator team behind many books featuring animal characters that teach children about history and government, including the bestselling House Mouse, Senate Mouse, which teaches how Congress makes our laws, and Woodrow the White House Mouse, about the White House and the job of the president.

Peter is a journalist and broadcaster who reports on public policy issues in Washington, D.C. Cheryl is an illustrator with a background in architecture. They live in Alexandria, Virginia, have two grown daughters, and are very proud grandparents of Tristan James Joyce.

Peter and Cheryl’s Tour Stops

Monday, August 6th: Babblin’ Brooke

Tuesday, August 7th: My ordinary, every day, happily ever after

Wednesday, August 8th: Frolic and Farce

Thursday, August 9th: Little Red Reads

Friday, August 10th: Teach Beside Me

Tuesday, August 14th: Delightful Education

Wednesday, August 15th: Geo Librarian   

Thursday, August 16th: Cherry Blossoms

Monday, August 20th: A Dusty Frame

Tuesday, August 21st: Nothing Better than a Book

Wednesday, August 22nd: The Jolly Blogger

Thursday, August 23rd: Maureen’s Musings

Friday, August 24th: Inspired By Fiction

Monday, August 27th: Growing Roots …

Tuesday, August 28th: No Twiddle Twaddle

Wednesday, August 29th: Melissa Northway

Wednesday, August 29th: Allison’s Book Bag

Friday, August 31st: Happy Little Homemaker

Tuesday, September 11th:  Our Little Bit of Wonderful


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