President Pennybaker (Hardcover)

By Kate Feiffer, Diane Goode (Illustrator)
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What if a boy ran for president and won?

Being a kid isn't easy, just ask Luke Pennybaker. Chores, school, homework, and more chores. Who needs it? Sent to his room for a time-out, Luke devises a plan to run for president and make like fair for kids once and for all.

As "Pennies for Pennybaker" builds momentum, Luke's campaign takes hold across America. Being president of the United States is all a kid could hope for - or is it?

Completely plausible and surprising, Kate Feiffer and Diane Goode's spirited collaboration is sure-fire inspiration for presidential hopefuls across the land.

About the Author

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

Diane Goode is the illustrator of more than fifty beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including the Caldecott Honor Book When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant. Inspired by the handwritten letters of the Founding Mothers, she begins with their quill and sepia handwriting and spins out the line to re-create their images and the remarkable events of their lives for a new generation of young readers.

Praise For…

"Breezy and charming and pleasingly subversive, the book burrows right into the heart of the Declaration. This little Jeffersonian is exercising his right to the pursuit of happiness…"- Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781416913542
ISBN-10: 1416913548
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: August 2008
Pages: 32
Language: English