Make ME Great! President Squid by Aaron Reynolds
I HAVE REALIZED SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT. SOMETHING THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING.
NO GIANT SQUID HAS EVER BEEN PRESIDENT BEFORE. I WILL BE THE FIRST!
After all, what does it take to be President? A tie? Got one. A big house! Squid's house is titanic. No, not just huge. It IS The Titanic!
I WILL BE THE GREATEST PRESIDENT WHO EVER LIVED!
But when he tries out some constituent services, freeing a small sardine from a clam's grip, he finds out that helping the public is, like, work!
WAIT! I DON'T WANT TO BE PRESIDENT! I WANT TO BE...
ALL OF THE POWER! NONE OF THE WORK!
In Aaron Reynold's latest,President Squid (Chronicle Books, 2016), any resemblance to any presidential candidate, living or dead, is purely coincidental, according to the author. Just because Squid is a megalomaniac, given to commissioning his likeness carved on Mt. Rushmore, spouting grandiose proclamations without bothering with delusions of grandeur without actually doing the actual work involved in carrying out his boasts, doesn't mean that author Reynolds has chosen any particular candidate as the object of his satire. Sara Varon's comic under-the-sea illustrations add much to this spoof of slippery political candidates that will make even apolitical preschoolers chuckle!