When Penny Met POTUS #RaisingAReader

We like to read here. A little of this and a little of that. Classics that I read and loved as a child, all the way to books about monsters.  Now, we can add POTUS to the list.  Perfect for election year without getting into politics for the younger generation!  

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When Penny Met POTUS is a new picture book by debut author Rachel Ruiz, illustrated by Melissa Manwill.  The ideal book for this election season, When Penny Met POTUS is a unique and clever story that explores how children imagine their parents’ jobs and upended gender expectations. Penny is a young girl whose mother works for the President of the United States – the POTUS. She has heard the term POTUS over and over, but isn’t sure who or what he is.  When she imagines a POTUS she sees a giant, blue, friendly monster – and imagines all the adventures he goes on.  Finally, when she spends a day at the office with her mom, she asks a few questions, looks around, and gets to discover just who and what POTUS actually is - and what he (or she) really does.  The answer – while surprising to Penny – is ultimately just as cool as meeting a monster! 


  1. That's an unusual twist for a storyline. I like it!

  2. It looks graphically fun!!! I like when they make the girl the super hero role.

  3. This sounds like something I'd want to read just to see what's in it.


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