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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (67 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rosemary Wells Narrator: Diana Canova Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780545521864
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It’s election time at Barkadelphia School, and popular kids Tiffany and Charles are already in the running. Unfortunately, they care a bit more about winning than they do about their voters. Before long, little Otto throws his hat in the ring; he doesn’t have a flashy campaign, but he does have a big heart and a great idea—he polls the students and asks them what THEY want for the school. When the ballots are finally counted, Otto wins by a landslide—but he learns that while it’s hard work running for president, it’s even harder work BEING president.

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  • “[Wells] demonstrates how a school election can lead to worthwhile change and be fun at the same time.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Miller | 11/6/2013

    " Just bought this book today, and love it! I love that the underdog wins. I love the message about becoming a leader and listening to the voice of others. This is about courage and leadership and perserverence. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy Carr | 8/22/2013

    " Read this out loud to one of my kids last night and the author's whole point was completely lost on him and utterly unengaging to me. Skip it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette Johnson | 7/13/2013

    " This is a great story about learning what is important in holding an elected office at school. Popularity and bribes won't go far to getting things done. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 7/4/2013

    " Not a big Rosemary Wells fan...but I am sure this one will be popular with the upcoming election. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissaschott | 6/22/2013

    " Otto runs for school President and wins because he was the only candidate that listened to his friends at his school. This is a great book to show that to be a good friend you need to listen, not talk all the time. It also was a good discussion for November elections. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 4/30/2013

    " There are two popular people running for student body president. While they are at each other's throats, Otto joins the race. He goes undetected but wins over the votes by learning what the student's really want. Cute book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmin Thompson | 3/7/2013

    " The pictures in the book are colorful and funny. It teaches children about what it takes to fun for president. Otto needed 50 paw prints in order to run for president of his school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Costello | 2/21/2013

    " As the two popular kids duke it out for class president the under dog asks the students what they want. Because he is not selfish and listens to the needs of the students he wins. I do not like that it says the popular kids are the cutest and the sports captain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shunta | 11/8/2012

    " This book was completely in Spanish. I personally could not understand it but I beat ELL's would love it. I would use it to help teach students whats it like for others that speak and read different languages or even students that struggle in the area. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 9/9/2012

    " This book is about different students running for president, however the whole book is in Spanish. So I would use this book for my hispanic students. I could have this book available in my classroom library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 9/2/2012

    " Tiffany and Charles are the natural choices for running for president at Barkadelphia School because they are pretty and popular. However Otto and others are concerned that they only care about themselves versus their classmates, so Otto runs against them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 melanie (lit*chick) | 7/4/2012

    " I was looking for a fun election themed book for my 1st grader and figured who better than Rosemary Wells. It was pretty lame, it isn't going to cut it. Anyone have another suggestion? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Srinithi | 7/4/2012

    " Otto wins the contest! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roxanne Hsu Feldman | 4/9/2012

    " Very idealistic, ain't it? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ckodama152 | 2/17/2012

    " This is a good book to explain to young children the concept of running for an election and what things people do when they want to be elected - the good things as well as the bad things. Recommend for grades K-2. "

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About the Author
Author Rosemary Wells

Rosemary Wells has written and/or illustrated more than one hundred books for children, including Following Grandfather, illustrated by Christopher Denise, and On the Blue Comet, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. She lives in upstate New York.

About the Narrator

Diana Canova is an American actress known for her role of the promiscuous Corinne Tate on Soap. She now does primarily voice-over work and audiobook narrations. Canova currently resides in Connecticut with her husband, record producer Elliot Scheiner.