President Pennybaker

Illustrated by Diane Goode
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About The Book

Kate Feiffer’s politically playful picture book is now available in paperback!

Even though Luke Pennybaker cleans his room, eats his lunch, brushes his teeth, and feeds the fish, he isn’t allowed to watch TV. Life just isn’t fair! Luke decides to do something about it—something big. He runs for President of the United States so he can make the rules.

Luke’s bid in the presidential race takes him and his dog (his running mate) across the country as he gathers support for his platform issues: Homework will be optional, bedtimes are no more, dessert time is anytime, and there will be a pet for every child. With overwhelming popular support, Luke takes office. But being President is a lot of work. How will President Pennybaker find a way to still have fun?

About The Author
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Kate Feiffer is a writer, a filmmaker, and a mother. She is the author of the picture books No Go Sleep!; President Pennybaker; But I Wanted a Baby Brother!; The Wild, Wild Inside; Which Puppy?; My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life; and Double Pink; and of the middle-grade novels Signed by Zelda and The Problem with the Puddles. She lives with her family on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Visit her at KateFeiffer.com.

About The Illustrator
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Diane Goode is the illustrator of dozens of beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including several written by Cynthia Rylant: Alligator BoyWhen I Was Young in the Mountains, a Caldecott Honor Book; and most recently, Baby Face: A Book of Love for Baby. She is also the illustrator of President Pennybaker and My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life, both by Kate Feiffer. She lives and works in Watchung, New Jersey, with her husband, David, and their two dogs, Jack and Daisy. 

Product Details
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (January 2012)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416913559
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Awards and Honors
  • Storytelling World Award, "Stories for Adult Listeners"
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