Letters written by children.
I loved this book of children’s letters to Canadian Prime Ministers through the years. They cover the entire spectrum from chatty letters about their pets and hobbies, to personal questions, to well-thought-out suggestions on how to improve the country, and are in a standard font rather than the children’s actual handwriting (that’s probably a good thing, although handwriting would give a better idea as to age, as only some are specified) Many are humorous, and those are my favorites. Rather than try to describe any, I’ll just list some excerpts (it will be difficult to choose just a few – I have a marker on almost every page!)
“Dear Prime Minister, Do you have a dog? I do. His name is Sham. Could you please make a law about picking up poop so I don’t have to step in it all the time. I like the Spice Girls and my baby sister.” (Metcalfe, ON)
“…At my school we learned about leaders. You, Ronald Reagan, Gandhi and Queen Elizabeth. Do you guys send Christmas gifts to each other?” (Calgary, AB)
“…my Dad says you drink wine all day. I like you and Canada.” (Regina, SK)
“I hope you have a great birthday. You are 66 years old…I am in Grade 3 and I think I’m eight years old.” (Calgary, AB)
“…Can you put more fish back in the ocean? My parents want to know what you do for a living.” (Corner Brook, NL)
“How does it feel to own Canada?” (Gander, NL)
“I just want to make sure that you know that we are now our own territory. We used to be the Northwest Territories and now we are Nunavut. Did anyone tell you so you could change the maps? (Iqaluit, NU)
“Dear Prime Minister, How many kids do you have? Will you have anymore? Does the oldest one get to be the King when you die? Is your wife a Queen?” (Burnaby, BC)
“I am in Grade 5 at elementary school. All my class are writing to different politicians and I have to do you…” (Regina, SK)
“Do you sit in your office all day or do you go outside? If you sit all day, your back must hurt.”(Vancouver, BC)
“Our class is doing a project on Prime Ministers and I wanted to do you instead of someone else dead.” (Yellowknife, NWT)
“Do you take your job seriously? How come you never come to Saskatchewan? Are you scared of the people here?” (Martensville, SK)
“Dear Prime Minister, Hi, my name is Curtis. What’s yours? Is it Prime Minister or do you have a real name?” (Selkirk, MB)
“I am 10 years old and in Grade 4. The environment is starting to look very gross. That is why I think it is a good idea to have ‘clean your neighbourhood’ day. ‘Clean your neighbourhood’ day should be the first of every month. Let me know what you think of the idea.” (Sudbury, ON)
“Dear Prime Minister, There is a lot of pollution in Canada. Maybe you can try to convince people not to litter or not to use cars when they don’t need to. Cars give off bad pollution. I hope you listen to me even though I’m just a kid.” (Sydney, NS)
“Did you have to go to school to be you?” (Shediac, NB)
“…Do you make it rain?” (Kingston, ON)
“…Do you travel a lot? Can they [your kids] travel with you? I was on a bus but I don’t know where I went. Thanks for a good Country.” (Edmonton, AB)
“Dear Prime Minister, I am a nine year old boy. This letter is to ask for your autograph. I would like a signed picture of you because I collect autographs and if you are assassinated it would be worth lots. (Peterborough, ON)
“Mr. Prime Minister, I have to do a project on you for school. Are you alive? All famous Prime Ministers are dead.” (Sydney, NS)
“I was wondering why you chose to be Prime Minister. Couldn’t you get another job?” (Saskatoon, Sask.)
And this is only a small sampling. Such a fun and amusing book!
Released 2 yrs ago (7/5/2015 UTC) at Little Free Library, 111 South Rd. in Bedford, Massachusetts USA
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Released for 2015 Canada Days Release Challenge hosted by gypsysmom.
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