cover image Future President

Future President

Lori Alexander, illus. by Allison Black. Cartwheel, $8.99 (24p) ISBN 978-1-338-31224-9

“Could you be president?” Alexander asks readers of this entry in the Future Baby board book series. The answer is most certainly yes, based on Black’s colorful cartoons that compare an inclusive array of adult POTUSes on the left side of each spread with similarly diverse babies and toddlers on the right (all the characters share the same sunny smiles and eager, doe-like eyes). Just as many presidents do, Baby “knows how to lead” (a child pulls a doll-laden cart), understands how to make compelling speeches (“Mama!”), enjoys working in oval spaces (a tot sits beneath an ovoid baby gym), and rides in many different vehicles with aplomb. Baby even “keeps the peace” by sharing with a peer. A list of fun facts (“The president lives and works in the White House”) concludes this aspirational intro to an important gig. Ages up to 3. [em](Dec.) [/em]