A Child’s First Book of Trump

The beasty is called an American Trump.
Its skin is bright orange, its figure is plump.
Its fur so complex you might get enveloped.
Its hands though are, sadly, underdeveloped.

(Simon & Schuster)

“This will be the day that the United States resigned as the leader of the free world,” CNN journalist Mr Zakaria said.

On June 1. Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change means the US is “no longer the leader of the free world”, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria said the US had “resigned” the honour by stepping away from its responsibilities to help combat global warming.  Trumps decision to turn the back on climate and isolate the US from the rest of the world is his worst since he shockingly  won the presidency. To learn from history the generation growing up these days need to know;

What do you do when you spot a wild Trump in the election season?

New York Times bestselling author and comedian Michael Ian Black has some sage advice for children (and all the rest of us who are scratching our heads in disbelief) in this perfectly timely parody picture book that would be hysterical if it wasn’t so true.

Even North Korea and it’s leader Kim Jong-un condemns the actions of the president of the USA;  in a statement Pyongyang said Washington’s move represented “the height of egoism and moral vacuum seeking only their own well-being, even at the cost of the entire planet.”

How did Black come up with the idea of making a children’s book about Trump? Here is what he told The New York Daily Times; “I was in the children’s section and saw one of those inspirational books about Hillary Clinton and it kind of made me laugh if you could do one about Donald Trump because there is nothing inspirational about him in any way shape or form.”

“For all the Trump’s astounding uniqueness. It certainly has a curious weakness: A Trump loves to dine on hatred and violence; It cannot endure a moment of silence.” This passage on hatred and violence from the book came to resemble the authors own online experiences with trolling Neo-Nazis he told Chicago Tribune in an interview:

“Online, I had never experienced anti-Semitism before Trump became a candidate for the presidency,” Black said. “But suddenly, I and other people like me, meaning Jews, are experiencing that on a daily basis. I don’t know what that says. It’s an extraordinary thing to wake up one day and see that one segment of a presidential candidate’s supporters are just outspoken Nazis. They call themselves ‘alt-right’ or whatever, but the images they send — and they’re always sending images — are images of me being gassed and these hateful cartoon Jewish characters and Holocaust victims.”

In the tradition of children’s literature, the book ends on a moral note. It warns readers that though “reason and logic will only incite it,” the best way to fight the Trump creature is to tune it out, and turn off the TV. After all, says the book, “Ignoring a Trump is a Trump’s biggest fear.” The book also fore

Illustrated by Marc Rosenthal in a style described as Seussically dystopian, this book does a lovely and hilarious job of distilling Trump to his bare essence: narcissism.

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