What’s wrong with this picture?


Thinly veiled sexism.  Very thinly veiled, that’s what.  And, to quote one of my former students, “That’s a whole lotta white people” too.

In this thrilling number, a horribly unqualified squid wants to become president (sound familiar?) and searches for reasons upon which to base his qualifications.  Now, if this were a satirical book for adults, I may find it rather humorous given the current political climate.  But it’s not.  This is a children’s book. That many many girls will read.

I can only hope those little girls are being taught that pantsuits, skirts, and dresses are also perfectly presidential attire.


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