With the next presidential election upon us, this witty, nonpartisan book will help explain the concept of voting to the youngest readers.
I Voted explains the concept of choosing, individually, and as a group, from making a simple choice: “Which do you like better, apples or oranges?”, to selecting a class pet, to even more complicated decisions, like electing community representatives.
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Serge Bloch’s effortless and charming illustrations paired with Mark Shulman’s funny and timely text create a perfect resource for discussing current events with your children.
Backmatter includes information about the United States electoral process.
“The hows, whys, and wherefores of voting are presented in this picture book. . . . Bloch’s illustrations, dominated by people delineated in sketchy black outlines filled with simple patterns or color shades, emphasize expressions rendered in a cartoon style, and this adds a needed bit of levity to it all. . . . Comprehensive and forthright.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Bloch’s balletic ink line—punctuated with color washes and textural elements in red, white, and blue—and Shulman’s crisp prose means there’ll be no sleeping through this civics class. . . . A simple volume with a vital message: ‘If you don’t vote, you don’t get to choose.'”—Publishers Weekly “Bloch’s cheerful red, white, and blue illustrations pair perfectly with the text, producing a joyful, engaging book that encourages responsible citizenship. . . . Shulman reminds readers that civic engagement starts well before the age of 18.”—School Library Journal