An interactive, joyful celebration of classroom elections and the power of voting.
Fins, paws, wings, or claws? With so many choices for a new class pet, these kids has the big task of picking a critter to become part of their classroom family. To make sure it's all fair and square, they put it to a vote! As the students make posters to support their choice and excitedly submit their ballots, readers can join the chants and cheers to make sure everyone rocks that vote!
About the Author
Meg Fleming is an award-winning children's book author, a fan of all dogs and a big-time laugher. Also a voice teacher and former music educator, Meg draws on her love of rhythm, rhyme, and lyricism to create and imagine stories. Her previous titles include Here Comes Ocean, Sometimes Rain, and Ready, Set, Build. She writes from her home outside of San Francisco, where she lives with her three kids, her one husband and her dancy-prancy dog named Opal.
Lucy Ruth Cummins spends her days as an art director, working on everything from picture books on up to young adult novels. She is the author-illustrator of Stumpkin and Vampenguin and has previously illustrated This Is Not a Valentine by Carter Higgins, Truman by Jean Reidy, and From Ed's to Ned's by Gideon Sterer. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
★ "Fleming’s rhymes focus on characteristics instead of specific candidates . . . Cummins’s mixed-media art evokes the scrawled excitement of youthful creativity . . . Illustrations feature kids of various abilities, skin tones, and hair textures, creating an inclusive, enthusiastic picture book about the power of community and of choice." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The brightly colored illustrations—a mix of gouache, colored pencil, brush marker, and digital finishing touches—present a vibrant classroom full of diverse children, and the text features a flowing rhyme scheme that reads aloud beautifully.” —Kirkus
"Fleming’s energetic text is perfectly matched by Cummin’s vibrant illustrations. Rhyming books are notoriously tricky to pull off, and Fleming manages that feat. Cummin’s art echoes pictures that could be proudly displayed on elementary school walls. Together, they provide a pitch-perfect image of a classroom election . . . With this story, young readers will be inspired to rock that vote as soon as they’re given the chance." —New York Journal of Books