From debut author Rachel Ruiz, When Penny Met POTUS is a unique and clever picture book about a young girl whose mother works for the president of the United States. Penny has heard the term POTUS over and over but doesn't know what it means―and her imagination runs wild! When she spends a day at the office with her mother, she asks a few questions, looks around, and tries to discover just who―or what― POTUS is.
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The main character, Penny is a curious and intelligent girl who wonders what a POTUS is. (spoiler) She pictures him as a friendly monster who even invites her to tea. It turns out that POTUS s anything but. However, if I gave this away then the book would be ruined.
I will tell you this though, the twist at the end is surprising and fun. It shows how imagination can run while but It also gives hope!
I loved the bold images illustrated by Melissa Mamwill, that without, would not bring this book to life. The best one that I loved was the one with POTUS and his Secret Service which are aliens! *chuckles*
Disclosure/Notes: This book was given to me by the publisher. The views here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. 5 stars!
This book was also part of the Multicultural Children's book Day/Read Your World which I received late two years ago. I subsequently TBR'd it until a later time. However, even though I am not part of the festivities this year, I am including it. As part of the festivities, the MCBD/Read Your world group asks reviewers to add activities. The activities I am adding are below. ~Michelle
1. Read other books on what a POTUS does. Write what you would do if you were the POTUS.
2. Draw pictures of what you think the White House looks like
3.If you were the POTUS, what items would you add to the White House to leave for future presidents? Draw them or write about them. Why would you leave them?
4. In the book, it talks about the POTUS eating 'POTUS sandwiches." Get in the kitchen and make what you think that might look like. Ask permission to use the kitchen though.