Saturday, July 30, 2016

Donny Trumpet Goes to the Election, by Nazan Saatci

It's election season! Bring on the satire! But please, make it funny!  Nazan Saatci tries her hand at political humor in a children's book, and has a few funny lines, but her anti-Trump storyline falls flat. It's neither very funny nor insightful.

Several of the other candidates make appearances in bird form, including Bernie and Hillary some of the Republican primary candidates.  The Hillary bird, "All the accusations, she had denied."  She said, "Whatever I do, it is personal, not a crime."  Saatci could have added some lines about Hillary "feathering her nest" with her political power and access, but that would have gone against Saatci's political preferences.

Donny Trumpet Goes to the Election: The Story of a Yuge Yellow Bird is a crudely drawn, not very funny attempt at some political humor.  It might be a good bird cage liner.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!

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