Woodrow G. Washingtail’s parents dreamed that he would be president from day one. He grew up tall, strong, and smart. He got good grades all the way through college, and then he went back to his home town to start a family. Woodrow ran his own business and helped out in the community. He was a good family mouse, and everyone liked him. They told him to run for town council, then senator, and then governor. After he finished his terms, he began to campaign to be president. He debated and campaigned, and eventually he became the nominee for the Bull Mouse political party. Woodrow becomes President, and after the Inauguration Ball he says that he must go to bed. Woodrow must get up the next day because there are many promises to keep.
Woodrow for President is a good book to help introduce young people to how the US government works, and how elections work. The story of Woodrow is told in a rhyming, lighthearted way. This would be a good book to pull out and read to your class or your child right around Election Day. Other good reads would be the House Mouse, Senate Mouse and Woodrow, the White House Mouse by the same authors, which talk about more aspects of government.
Check the WRL catalog for Woodrow for President: A Tail of Voting, Campaigns, and Elections.