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11.18.2015

Spotlight: Hillary Rodham Clinton Presidential Playset from Quirk Books


Whether you love her or hate her, you'll find this Hillary Clinton Presidential Playset a delightful amusement. I happened to have made the mistake not hiding it from my 6 year old and thus she HAD to have it. Which actually managed to work in my favor—aside from winding up with all but two of my photos too blurry to use since she was moving so much—because she absolutely loved it.

An adult will find the humor of the set a fun diversion but in the hands of a child it will get downright hysterical. My daughter doesn't really understand who most of the people within the set are yet but she is obsessed with Amelia Earhart so she was very excited that she was one of the White House ghosts. 

We spent an afternoon at the kitchen table talking about where the White House is, what each room is for and who the various characters were. How some of the people had lived a very long time ago while others are alive now. And, of course, the basics of how someone gets to be president and how there hasn't been a woman president yet. We also talked about why women like Hillary and Oprah and RBG are important figures in women's equality. Even still, she wound up electing Bono as president and kicked everyone else save for "Ellie the Eagle" and Agent Grant out of the White House. Then she put the Beelzebub mask on Hillary and had her come trick or treat the White House. If that isn't a metaphor for American politics I don't know what is. lol

At the very least it's a great way to get a conversation going with a child about the upcoming election and where you stand on various issues and why. Another fantastic playset from Quirk Books that would make a great (or terrible, if you're feeling antagonistic) gift. 

Hillary Rodham Clinton Presidential Playset: Includes Ten Paper Dolls, Three Rooms of Fun, Fashion Accessories, and More!
Notes: I received the above product for free in exchange for an honest review and feature.
Papercraft, Politics, Humor
Print (12 pages, QUIRK BOOKS)
It may not be an election year, but you can cast your vote early with the Hillary Rodham Clinton Presidential Playset! This fold-out book features replicas of the Oval Office and other White House locations, plus perforated paper dolls of Hillary Clinton and all of her political pals and adversaries. Be HRC’s chief of staff as she takes questions at the press podium, hashes out tough negotiations in the Situation Room, or even consults with the ghost of Abe Lincoln. Complete with a pop-up cast of characters and accouterments (Bill comes with a lawn mower to keep him busy), this fun and feminist-friendly playset is perfect for Hillary fans young and old.

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