StoryWalk at the French Art Colony

Duck for President StoryWalk

The Library's new StoryWalk title is now on display at the French Art Colony.

Stop by, enjoy the gardens and grounds, and read Duck for President by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin.

Join Duck on the campaign trail as he vies for first, head of Farmer Brown's farm, then Governor of the state, then on to President.

It all started when Duck was tired of his chores on Farmer Brown's farm. He didn't like to take out the trash, mow the lawn, and grind the coffee beans. So, he organized an election to pick someone kinder as head of the farm. Upon ousting Farmer Brown and becoming head of the farm, he realizes his new job is hard work.

He decided to leave the farm and campaign for Governor -- which is surely a much easier job! Upon winning, however, he learns that being Governor is harder than being head of the farm. A subsequent presidential campaign lands him the Oval Office, but it is also too much work and it gives him a headache.

Duck decides that Farmer Brown's farm might not be so bad after all, so he puts his V.P. in charge and returns to the farm to do what many former presidents do -- begin his autobiography.

From the creators of Click, Clack, Moo.

If you would like more information about Doreen Cronin, please visit her website.

If you would like more information about Betsy Lewin, please visit her website.

Check out some Duck for President activities here

Listen and watch a read-aloud version of Duck for President. (YouTube)

Our next StoryWalk will be available the beginning of December.

StoryWalk is a way for children and adults to enjoy both the great outdoors and great children's books. Follow the pages of the story as you walk from frame to frame along the path. StoryWalk promotes literacy, physical activity, and parent/caregiver involvement.

The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. StoryWalk is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.