Written by Rick Walton. Illustrated by Brad Sneed. Peachtree, 2010.
“Mr. President,” said Madam Secretary. “…It’s the Sticks and Stones issue again, sir. What should we do?”
Well, apparently the answer is don a disguise, get the heck out of the White House and hide out in elementary school, where even the nastiest problems can be solved with a snack and the hokey pokey. My kids cracked up at the stern-faced leaders of Bulrovia and Snortburg sitting criss-cross applesauce in the Oval Office. I loved the subtle reminder that grownups are at their best when we act like kids.