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From debut author Rachel Ruiz, When Penny Met POTUS is a unique and clever picture book about a young girl whose mother works for the president of the United States. Penny has heard the term POTUS over and over but doesn't know what it means and her imagination runs wild! When she spends a day at the office with her mother, she asks a few questions, looks around, and triesFrom debut author Rachel Ruiz, When Penny Met POTUS is a unique and clever picture book about a young girl whose mother works for the president of the United States. Penny has heard the term POTUS over and over but doesn't know what it means and her imagination runs wild! When she spends a day at the office with her mother, she asks a few questions, looks around, and tries to discover just who or what POTUS is....

Title : When Penny Met Potus
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ISBN : 9781623707583
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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When Penny Met Potus Reviews

  • Crystal
    2019-01-26 06:13

    This is a fun look into the white house. Penny doesn't understand the word POTUS and is imagining all kinds of things about what a POTUS might be. This will be a fun one to have on hand this fall.

  • Casey
    2019-01-24 08:28

    Well, maybe in another four years my daughter (Penny) will see a female POTUS.

  • Laura
    2019-01-22 06:30

    Oh, this was fun. I was going to sit down and write reviews of a whole bunch of pictures books I read today, but I had to stop right here, after reading this one, and write about how much I enjoyed it.The story is about a little girl who gets to go to work with her mother who works for POTUS. The little girl doesn't know what that means. She thinks with a name like that, it must be a monster or an alien, and she really wants to meet it. [POTUS is a nickname for the President Of The United States.]Her mother takes her to work, and she sneaks out in search of her monster POTUS. She asks people if they have see this POTUS, and they all say, not right that minute, but they saw POTUS earlier. Finally, she runs into a woman feeding the fish, and she turns out to be the POTUS. Penny is so disappointed because she is human. But then the POTUS shares ice cream with her, and that makes her being human ok.Just look at that delightful POTUS:I loved that this book is on such an in the moment level, and so told from Penny's point of view. She has a delightful imagination. I love that the president is a woman, and Penny is not surprised that she is, but that she is human. And I loved that her mother was able to take her to work with her.So, I think this picture book would appeal to kids reading it or just looking at the pictures, as well as parents or guardians reading it.Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.

  • Janice
    2019-01-20 06:12

    Penny’s mother works for POTUS, whatever that is. Penny goes to work with her one day and is determined to discover just exactly what a POTUS is and what he does. Her imagination runs wild with all sorts of fun ideas about POTUS. When she finally meets POTUS it’s a fun surprise. What a fun introduction to POTUS.

  • Michele Knott
    2019-02-16 09:32

    Great book to have for this fall!Also good for different ideas/mental images/perspectives.

  • SerialReader
    2019-01-29 13:38

    Vivid colors and funny illustrations make this book absolutely enjoyable.* This book was kindly sent to me via NetGalley by Capstone Young Readers *

  • Beth Rodgers
    2019-01-23 09:31

    'When Penny Met POTUS' by Rachel Ruiz, and illustrated by Melissa Manwill, is a terrifically imaginative read about a young girl spending the day at work with her mom. Her mom works at the White House and has a boss who Penny has never met. All she knows is that the boss goes by the name POTUS, so she pictures a large creature who happily takes her around its home, sharing its work with her, having tea parties, and learning about where it eats and where it likes to travel. Little does she know that POTUS is a more elusive creature than she would have hoped. As she asks around about where she might find POTUS, the workers she finds around the house are not of much help. POTUS always seems to be someplace else. As Penny searches her imagination and then literally searches the house for more information about who and what POTUS is, she discovers that even though the imagination can be fantastically creative, all isn't necessarily as it seems.It is a sweet story that shows how children should never stop thinking, dreaming, and showing interest in solving any and all of life's mysteries, no matter how large or small. The illustrations bring the story even more to life, with bright colors that capture the beauty of Penny's instincts about how cool it is that her mother works for such an awesomely interesting boss, at least from Penny's perspective.*Review originally posted on*Beth Rodgers, Author of 'Freshman Fourteen' and 'Sweet Fifteen,' Young Adult Novels

  • Stephanie Croaning
    2019-02-14 12:22

    A young girl accompanies her mom to work and hopes to meet her mysterious boss, the POTUS. She dreams what the POTUS must be like.Picture book, fictionInterest Level: K-3; Reading Level: 3.63 out of 5 starsIn this story we meet Penny, who is going to work with her mom at a "big white house. Her boss's name is POTUS. Isn't that a funny name?" Penny doesn't know who POTUS is, so she begins to imagine who might have this weird name.Her mom gets busy, so Penny sets off on her own and asks each staff person she finds if they know where POTUS is. Through these interactions, readers learn a little about the different jobs around the White House. Finally Penny meets up with POTUS, and is a little disappointed to realize that POTUS is .... human. The twist to the story that older readers will get, is that POTUS is a woman. For the older reader, it seems that the big unveiling of what makes this POTUS unique should be the person's gender, but Penny acts like POTUS being female is to be expected.For young readers, they will learn a common acronym for the President of the United States, as well as a little information about the different people who maintain the physical White House. Some day the fact that POTUS is female will be irrelevant, but until then, the ending is a surprising twist.

  • Kara
    2019-02-08 07:27

    I don't remember exactly where I saw this, but I flipped through it and thought it may be a cute, fun read. I got home one day and was looking through my library's online books and noticed it was there on audio so I decided to listen to it.Penny's mom works at a big white house for someone called POTUS. Penny tries to imagine what POTUS might look like until one day she gets to go with her mom to work. Penny explores the White House on her own and eventually meets POTUS who ends up not being quite what she expected. A fun way of introducing young children to what life in the White House is like and might be a good way of teaching them a little about government and how important the government is.

  • Susan
    2019-01-26 09:17

    Imagine take your child to work day if your parent works in the White House. That's the premise behind this book, and the relatable main character Penny has some imaginative ideas about what POTUS might be. I won't spoil the ending but suffice to say the book's POTUS is even better than friendly purple monster Penny imagines!

  • Miss Ryoko
    2019-02-14 10:38

    Super cute book!!

  • Peggy Dynek
    2019-01-20 11:25

    I enjoyed this book on a number of levels. Not only does it have diverse characters, there is a twist at the end. This will be fun to share with students, and I can't wait to show them.

  • Garren
    2019-01-21 13:14

    Thank goodness this book only anticipated a Clinton win this year rather than drew in someone who looked at all like her!

  • BookLionQueen
    2019-02-06 07:37

    It was cute, a bit expected but cute nonetheless. I liked it. Not my favorite children's book but it was cute.

  • Susan
    2019-01-30 06:20

    Love the illustrations. Love that Penny goes to work with her MOM (not dad). Love that Penny has an imagination beyond princesses. Love it all.

  • Helen Pugsley
    2019-01-31 08:15

    I cried the first time I read this.

  • Kate
    2019-02-14 10:30

    I absolutely loved this book! I read it to my 2nd graders and they were enthralled. Opened up such an amazing discussion about women in politics. A must read, for sure!

  • Ann Santori
    2019-02-03 12:40

    Just hilarious. Female president ftw and great racial diversity in illustrations.

  • Rhyme Owens
    2019-02-04 13:34

    I really liked this book because I learned what POTUS means, and then I saw the word POTUS in another book and already knew what it meant!

  • Liz
    2019-01-25 09:33

    this. is. ADORABLE. also the art is gr8

  • Sarah Ressler
    2019-02-14 09:17

    Thanks Miss Jenny for putting this in the Staff Picks. Freaking awesome!!

  • Patrina
    2019-01-20 13:18

    I'd give this a 1,000 stars if I could. Well done, Rachel Ruiz and Melissa Manwill!

  • Adrianna
    2019-02-15 09:18

    Loved reading this with the littles! Perfect timing for this lovely story

  • Saba NTaylor
    2019-01-30 07:19

    Penny finally gets to go to her mom's job at the White House and meet her boss, POTUS. But who or what is POTUS? This book is filled with hilarity and imagination as Penny discovers what POTUS does all day. I love her reaction when she finally does meet POTUS!

  • Megan
    2019-02-02 05:40

    Cute, with a small surprise as to who POTUS actually is. I got hung-up on the addressing POTUS as "your majesty", with no further mention of how incredibly inappropriate that is.

  • Grace Hanley
    2019-02-14 07:23

    This book begins with a girl named Penny going to work with her mom at the White House. Penny then day dreams about what POTUS might look like. Penny then gets quickly impatient because she wants to meet POTUS so she sneaks out of her mom’s office to go find him on her own. She asks all different people around the White House if they have seen POTUS. She finally asks a woman if she has seen POTUS and the woman tells her that she is POTUS. The fact that POTUS is a woman doesn’t bother Penny at all and makes Penny think about running for president one day. I would give this book a 5-star rating. It reminds me of being little and only thinking that the president could be a man. I think this book is very important for children because it is very important to get gender stereotypes out of our culture and explain that kids can be anything they want to be regardless if they are a boy or girl.

  • Patricia Tilton
    2019-02-10 06:14

    The timing is perfect for the release of Rachel Ruiz’s imaginative, entertaining, and very informative book that will introduce young children to the President, the job and the election year. It is a clever and animated story about Penny, an imaginative and curious girl, wondering what her mother does at work every day in a big white house with someone important named POTUS. When Penny finally tracks down the president and discovers POTUS is not a blue monster she imagines, her expressions are priceless! You sense some disappointment, until the POTUS invites Penny to visit the kitchen. There are other surprises that I won’t spoil.  The ending is humorous and satisfying.Melissa Manwill’s illustrations are large, bold, lively and colorful. They significantly contribute to Penny’s larger-than-life imagination of what is a POTUS. I also enjoyed Manwill’s depiction of diversity among the White House staff.Ruiz was inspired to write her picture book after spending most of 2012 working on President Obama’s re-election campaign. After work her daughter would pepper her with questions about the POTUS.

  • Erin Moses
    2019-01-18 07:39

    In “When Penny Met POTUS,” a young girl goes to work with her mother for the day. After hearing that her mother works for “POTUS,” Penny takes it upon herself to imagine the employer. Once she sneaks out of her mother’s office, Penny spends her day searching for POTUS, and asking others in the house if they have seen who she is looking for. By the end of the story, Penny has encountered POTUS and what she has imagined is nothing close to reality.Activity:Have vague descriptions of animals or people/ teachers prepared for students. (Ex: This teacher likes to read the Business section of the newspaper. This animal has a bushy tail.) Provide them with paper split into sections based on how many different descriptions are planned. Read one detail at a time and allow time for students to think and illustrate what comes to their mind. After students are finished, reveal animals or people/ teachers then have the students compare what they envisioned. Discuss differences and similarities. This activity may be best suited for 2-4 graders. Ruiz, R., & Manwill, M. (2016). When Penny met POTUS. New York: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint.

  • Caroline Cheatwood
    2019-01-28 09:36

    Summary: Penny goes to work with her mom for the day. Turns out her mom works at the White House and all she wants to do is meet a person named POTUS. She tries to figure out where POTUS is and what he might do on a day to day basis. When she goes out and tried to find POTUS on her own she runs into her in the hallway. Theme: I would say the theme is defying gender roles in powerful positions. Response: I thought the book was very funny! Penny just goes out on her own to try to find POTUS and asks many people if they could help her. The reader gets to learn more about the life of POTUS and what they do. Loved how POTUS was a girl and how it ends by saying, "but you're a... human." It really hints that she is going to say girl, but turns it by saying human. Recommendation: Very funny book and can teach young girls that they can do whatever job they want. Also fun rhyming for younger children so that they can follow along easier.

  • Kid Lit Reviews
    2019-02-09 06:29

    When Penny Met POTUSThere’s no school today. Like many young kids, Penny will probably sleep in, watch some TV, and eat a few snacks. Well, she would if this were an ordinary day off and not the day Penny goes to work with mom—and she is excited! Why? Well, Penny’s mom works for POTUS . . .The Review“POTUS” (POE-tus), is an acronym for President Of The United States. In Penny’s mind, POTUS is a monster; big and strong, wearing a suit and tie, with his horns and purple-blue hairy skin. She believes POTUS deploys his little lizard-like secret service agents on secret missions. He also has his own airplane and a personal chef (imagine, pizza at midnight!) . . . Originally Published at Kid Lit Reviews. To Read the Full Review and View Interior Art, Go To: