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KIDS, Elections & a 2-Book Giveaway

By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 at 9:54 am in Books, Contest.

"Larue for Mayor" by Mark Teague Political fever is sweeping the country. Obama! McCain! LaRue! Oops, sorry — LaRue’s an irresistible canine candidate running for mayor of Snort City in Mark Teague’s election-themed children’s picture book, “LaRue for Mayor: Letters from the Campaign Trail.” LaRue runs for city chief after fellow candidate Hugo Bugwort announces an anti-dog platform and what happens next … well, you’ll just have to read the book with your kids and see. We’re giving away LaRue’s election tail, er, tale along with a copy of Rosemary Wells’ new “Otto Runs for President” this week and here’s how to win ‘em. Click “comments” and tell us, what have you done to get your kids interested in the upcoming election? We’ll draw a winner Sunday night.
(This contest is now closed! For the next giveaway, just click here.)

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  1. Rhonda Mason Says:

    We always watch the debates together. Then we googled each candidate to learn about their families and where they were from. This would be a great book to share with them. Thanks!

  2. Noreen Says:

    I take my girls to the polling location so they can see voting happen eventhough I vote with an absentee ballot

  3. Cathy Says:

    With my husband & I having different political opinions, we incorporate those opinions into conversations with the kids. We talk about basic pros & cons of candidates and/or propositions. They (two boys, ages 6 & 10) visit the polling places with us when we vote. It’s a big deal for our family to use our voices where they count!

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