I am normally not that big on politics and all that, but I could resist this book when I saw it. It looked a lot of fun and I liked the idea of the animals picking a new leader!
It all starts because one Lion decides to just reroute the river for his own swimming pool, you can imagine that animals living near the river aren’t too happy with this. But, as expected he is a lion after all, the lion thinks it is all OK. And so start a very fun story featuring politics, animals carrying (or wearing signs) and an interesting election campaign. I loved seeing the animals who wanted to be elected go all out and I found myself rooting for Monkey and Sloth. I mean, the Lion was just selfish, and I wasn’t too sure about Snake. I loved seeing posters and see the animals hold talks and debates, getting into arguments. Just like how it all is in the real world, just with animals.
Who won? I was soooo happy! That animal definitely deserved it and I am sure they will do a great job.
I loved the election rules, and had a laugh at #7: Candidates cannot eat their opponents. I guess that was a necessary addition given the one they are going against is the lion. I could indeed see him eat some yummy candidates. Same goes for snake.
I think this book is perfect for the little ones who want to learn in a fun and easy way about how elections work.
The art wasn’t always my cup of tea. Sometimes I liked it, but other times I was just weirded out by the faces.
But all in all, this is one book I would recommend to all.