The Art of the Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics
Written by Edward Keenan
Illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
64 pages – ages 7+
Published by Owlkids Books on September 15, 2015
Synopsis- When I say “Politician”, a certain image pops into your mind. But a politician is so much more than an old guy in a suit. What if that word also described you? Politics is “how people get along” – in other words, politics is people going about their lives interacting with each other. If you’re curious as to what you can do, and need advice, The Art of the Possible helps you understand all that is truly politics.
What I Thought- This is a great book that sums up politics for kids to understand. It even challenges their way of thinking, as being a politician isn’t just for Senators, Representatives, and others. Everyone who interacts with others is a politician, just like anyone who plays a sport is an athlete. There are nice illustrations throughout the book to help you visualize the points that Mr. Keenan is making. The book is inspirational, providing examples of real-life politicians who are actually everyday people. It is also informative, telling of how governments are run. All in all, this is a good read and would be a great classroom and home companion book when trying to explain politics to children!
I give this book five out of five bookworms!