It’s probably no surprise that as a children’s writer, I get very excited about this picture. After all, it’s such a great reminder that children’s writers—and the president—serve the same constituency.
Regardless of politics or party affiliations, it’s such a visceral reality check; a reminder that ALL presidents should be accountable to the little guys, for that is who they ultimately serve. I’ve often thought that for all of America’s protestations that we have no use for royalty, we treat our presidents too much like royalty sometimes. This is such a great reminder that whatever else they are, they should be human, humble, and accessible.