And the Winner Is…..

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Squid!  By 10 votes, President Squid carried the day over Duck.  Squid’s big personality and bright pink color motivated the voters – that and the fact that Duck was perhaps a tad too eager to be President without serving very long as Governor.  (It’s complicated.)

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The most fascinating thing was observing our voters. Clearly, they don’t yet understand voter privacy.  Look at this student boldly checking out his friend’s ballot:

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Pivoting to a new topic….

I recently compiled a list of picture books that spark creativity.  Although you could make a case that all books are creative – writers imagined Duck and Squid before they were “created” – the stories listed below nurture the creative spirit….

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Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

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Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

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Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

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Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campy

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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

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Scraps: Notes From a Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert

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Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall

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The Branch by Mireille Messier

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Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois by Amy Novesky

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Beautiful Hands by Kathryn Otoshi

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Not a Box by Antoinette Portis

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Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis

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The Dot by Peter Reynolds

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Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds

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Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg

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The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

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Press Here by Herve Tullet

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What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada

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What Do You Do With a Problem? By Kobi Yamada

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What To Do With a Box by Jane Yolen

The polls are closed.  If you were a Duck supporter, maybe he will run again in four years…

 

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