Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Don't Let the Republican Drive the Bus by Erich Origen & Gan Golan

With election season coming around and the usual circus that ensues, I couldn’t resist writing a review on Don’t Let the Republican Drive the Bus! by Erich Origen and Gan Golan. This book is a parody to the very popular children’s book, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems. If you haven’t read Mo Willems’ book, you won’t appreciate the satire, so do yourself a favor and pick it up and have a laugh.

As for the parody, The Republican (vulture) who replaces our beloved pigeon is dying to take the wheel and the fit he throws trying to get his way is hilariously disturbing mainly because it accurately reflects the climate of our political system. Like any good parody, Don’t Let the Republican Drive the Bus! follows the structure of the original picture book with quality inspired illustrations.

The Republican takes aim at everything presumed wrong with America like socialism, equality, taxes, unions and so much more. This vulture holds nothing back and takes care to insult EVERYONE while attempting to plead his case for a turn at the wheel.
Though this is a parody of a children’s book, it is not for kids. Now that I’ve made that disclaimer, go read and have a laugh. Oh by the way, there is a special guest appearance by The Democrat (chicken).


Review by Trinika A.

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