Who will be Prime Minister?

One day at lunchtime, Rory decides to become the Prime Minister because then he can do anything he wants. Before you know it, the whole class is having an election. But can you become the Prime Minister if you show everyone your undies? Find out in A Little Election!


Danny Katz is a newspaper columnist for The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The West Australian and is famous for his larger-than-life characters.

Mitch Vane has illustrated many children’s books, including the Little Lunch series and picture books A Little Election, Little Lunch Games and The Patch. She hates to draw straight lines.


This entertaining story by fantastic author/illustrator team Danny Katz and Mitch Vane breaks down the election process to its most basic elements; two candidates campaigning and students voting to decide who will be the Prime Minister. A Little Election is the perfect book for parents of children who want to know what the fuss is all about but aren’t ready to get their head around the complexities of preferences and political parties.

Kids' Book Review

Whilst this is highly entertaining, it is also a useful exploration of the election process in terms which children can understand and would be a helpful classroom tool during the forthcoming federal election. Danny Katz uses deceptively simple language which is accessible to kids, and Mitch Vane’s ink line drawings, with splashes of colour, are filled with humour.

Aussie Reviews

With electoral seats, political parties, policies (lolly bags for all and no more seven-times-tables), speeches and the media clamouring for a quote, Katz has the election process covered and Vane has it drawn, undies and cheese sticks included.


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