Book Review: When Penny Met POTUS

Book Review: When Penny Met POTUS
by Mike [The Prudent Geek]

When Penny Met POTUS

Buy When Penny Met POTUS from Amazon
Written by Rachel Ruiz
Illustrated by Melissa Manwill

            In our current age of technology, an abbreviation is created for everything – and yes, I mean EVERYTHING. While many of these abbreviations are used to condense the length of messages for communication through text messages and Twitter, it has often left many pondering the thought, “What does ____ stand for?” Well, that is one question that these little ones contemplating. What does POTUS stand for? Do you know who POTUS is?

            When Penny Met POTUS, takes the main character, Penny, on a search for finding POTUS while she goes to work with her mom at the White House. She has no idea of what she should expect, but she is ready for the journey. Rachel Ruiz takes readers on an amusing hunt with a very curious and charismatic girl to discover who or what POTUS is.


About the Author
            Rachel Ruiz was inspired to write her first children’s book while working President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. When Rachel is not writing children’s books or working as a producer for TV, she can be found spending time with her husband and daughter in her hometown of Chicago.



My Thoughts
            As the media is covering the road to the 2016 US Presidential Election, children may begin to ask questions about the President and their role. The story, When Penny Met POTUS, is a great book for teachers and parents to engage children in with an interactive read aloud. Elementary school teachers can use it to support grade-level curricula that teaches their students about the United States’ government. Meanwhile, parents can read the playful story with their children to open up a discussion about our country’s leaders and how you can be anything you want to be if you set your heart to it. As a teacher, I plan to use the story as one of the resources that will be available to my students when they teach younger children from our buddy classroom about the upcoming election. Order this book today! Don’t forget to share how you are using it to teach children.


            I received this product for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions expressed are genuine, truthful, and impartial.



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