If I Were President

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

If I were president, everyone who wanted a dog would get a dog, everyone who wanted a bike would get a bike, and everyone who wanted a friend would get at least two . . .

With disarming frankness, a young boy gives his perspective on several things the grown-ups running the country could do differently. His recommendations are both playful and profound. How much happier would we be if all the adults went to kindergarten once a month to remind themselves how to play? How much safer would we be if Christmas lights were left up all year round to light everyone’s way home? This gorgeously illustrated picture book is for all those children who dare to dream big and for all those adults who want to look on the world with fresh eyes.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2023-04-04
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV061000, JUV039290, JUV006000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 10 x 11
Lexile 950
Guided Reading Level TBD
Features Original artwork

Author: Trygve Skaug

Trygve Skaug is a Norwegian songwriter, vocalist and poet. He is one of Norway's bestselling poets, with more than 25,000 books sold and 77,000 followers on Instagram. This is his debut children's book.

Illustrator: Ella Okstad

Norwegian illustrator Ella K. Okstad has a degree from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone, England. Okstad has won several awards for her illustrations and has illustrated several children's books.

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