Book Review: The President of the Jungle

Author: Andre Rodrigues, Larissa Ribeiro, Paula Desgualdo and Pedro Markun

By Kayla Rochelle February 7, 2024

Recommended Ages: Kindergarten - Grade 3

Let’s discuss a dirty little word, shall we? Politics. It’s a topic adults discuss often, but not as often with their kids and rarely within their kid's bedtime reading. This book is about to change all of that. 'President of the Jungle' is a story of a jungle that is sick of the decisions their King, the Lion, has been making so they decide it’s time to switch to democracy and hold an election. There are campaigns, ballots, and votes and this book provides a clear story about the purpose of every element in the politics of a Democracy. There is even a page dedicated to the not so nice things politicians sometimes say. I’m casting my ballot this year and then I’m going home to read this book with my daughter again and again. 

Kayla is a wife, mother and beach-loving book reader. She's a family photographer over at Kayla Rochelle Photography, and organizer of the Facebook group, Little One’s Literary Review. Her love of good books started as a child and only grew with the birth of her own daughters. Kayla's got an undying love of children's books with gorgeous illustrations and moral lessons. 

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