Cherry Hill, NJ
Andy A. Hafen
Barbara A. Wallace
Washington Township, NJ
"I really enjoyed the book. The illustrations are fantastic. The colors really pop. As a father of three girls, I’ve read lots of children’s books. None of them center around a political campaign. The concept is a great way to introduce kids to politics and government. I’ll recommend it to other parents."
"I really liked the story and thought it was a very clever way to promote all the great places in NYC."
"What a fun book!
With a name like Mayor Katz, of course, I had to read about a mouse running for mayor!
I enjoyed reading it from cover to cover! I am looking forward to reading it with our young constituents!
Thank you for including me in the fun!!"
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book very much.
I had the pleasure of reading it to my four year old son who also enjoyed it. I highly recommend it to everyone!"
"The Meece for Mayor of New York City book is very entertaining for all ages. For Children, it is a timely introduction to both the campaign process and the city of New York. Adults will enjoy the book too, with its almost tongue-in-cheek look at campaign promises. Meece of course, is going to create more housing for birds, a greener New York, and peace..."Make Cheese Not War." Thanks for sharing your book with the Town of Enfield and we have added it to our library collection for all to enjoy!"
Carmen Amato, Jr.
Berkeley Township, NJ
“Meece for Mayor of New York City is a light-hearted look at a Mayor’s campaign process. Mayor Meece demonstrates that all things are possible with hard work.
This book is a great read for children of all ages. The illustrations are bright and fun!”
"Literacy and children's education are two of my great loves,and I applaud your contribution to each. It is critical that young children equate books and reading with fun and pleasure, and Meece for Mayor's bright colors and energetic graphics will engage children in its fun.
"It was really good. I will read it to school children during visits to local elementary schools." "What a good book, I can vote!
Yes, every vote does count!
I'm glad Meece is Mayor like me!
Can we read the book again?"
Gregory A. Ballard
Grand Rapids, MI
“Meece for Mayor” is a great civics lesson for our young people. Kip’s story paints an interesting portrait of New York City while providing readers a glimpse into the world of the political campaign at its most basic level.
It's never too early to interest people in the election process!
"It's wonderful and really allows a child to see the election process at a very young age. Good Job!"
4 Year Old Mayor Bobby Tufts
"This book is great! I have a program where I have visited close to 12,000 (3rd) graders. When we discuss their future endeavors, without failure, there are always 1-2 who want to become mayor of Las Cruces. This book allows our young students to know in very simple examples how to become a mayor. I am always asked how I became mayor, thanks for sharing this book with me."
"I LOVE it...what a GREAT, GREAT book for kids.
And even though I am not Mayor of Manhattan, I am a lover of Manhattan and you mention all of our favorite places! Meece is very clearly well equipped for the job...and I was so pleased to see such a civilized campaign. I would love to have you visit and read with me in our elementary schools!"
"I thoroughly enjoyed your book and so did my grandson, Chandler. Meece for Mayor of NYC is a witty and colorful illustration that teaches its readers to dream big and work hard. What a refreshing way to install many of the basic principles of success in children at such a critical stage in their development. It is my hope that every child will have an opportunity to be inspired by Meece."
"It is well written and an enjoyable read!
Kudos to you!"
Las Cruces, NM
"Thank you so much for the copy of Meece for Mayor of New York City. More than you know, small gestures like this encourage me in my work, and I am grateful for your kindness. I look forward to sharing your book with the children of our great City."
"Kip Cosson's Meece for Mayor is a funny, easy to understand introduction to the electoral process and a good read for voters of all ages. This colorful book shows that even the smallest individuals can do the biggest things for their community and that every voice counts in the democratic process."
"Meece for Mayor of New York will be a fun book for youngsters. I was particularly impressed with the graphics… very colorful and interesting."
(Update From Mayor Copeland - September 3, 2012)
"This afternoon I included your book in my daily readings to my son, as part of his kindergarten homework. I thought you'd like to know he enjoyed the book tremendously. His two favorite parts were when Meece met with The Gotham Mice for a Better New York. He especially enjoyed their cheer, 'Spread the love, spread the cheese and everyone will be happy!' He also enjoyed the two pages with all of Ned and Meece's friends. He liked finding the friends that were in the book. Kip, you really have done an outstanding job with this book. Thank you for sharing your extraordinary gift with my son and me."Mayor Copeland, Thank you for sharing my book with your son. When a child enjoys my book as much as your son has, then I know I got it right! Kip
"With colorful illustrations and positive messages, Kip Cosson's book, Meece for Mayor of New York City, is a fun way to get children learning about the election process. I am proud to know that one of our Austinites is using his talents to educate children across the nation and I hope to see more of his work hitting the shelves of our libraries in the future."
107th Mayor of New York City
Lloyd W. Winnecke
"Meece For Mayor of New York City showcases a Mayor's efforts to help his community. Kip's done a great job of making an entertaining story that encourages children to consider public service as a future career. I look forward to sharing your story with the youth of the greater Green Bay community."
"Now I know what to do when I run for a new term!
"What a good book, I can vote!
Yes, every vote does count!
I'm glad Meece is Mayor like me!
Can we read the book again?"
"This book is delightful, with much charm and color. It takes a child through the busy day of an active Mayor and gently breathes the hope that all things are possible.
It will add a special touch when I visit our schools and read
to our youngsters."
Karl F. Dean
"This is a fantastic children's book which I highly recommend to parents. I was impressed with the illustration relating to each story. Good job!"
New Bedford, MA
"What a fun book. I wish there were one for Houston! I hope the book will bring a smile to the faces of children across the country, teach them something about the landmarks of New York and spark their interest in government and the electoral process so that, as grown-ups, they may one day run for mayor of their own communities."
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani
106th Mayor of New York City
Ryan J. Bingham
"While successfully telling the story of becoming a Mayor, your illustrations and use of bold colors really made the pages come to life. This book definitely encourages and engages young minds into the world of politics. Well done!
Thank you again and I look forward to reading the sequel."
"As a Mayor and a father of three little ones, I thoroughly enjoyed Meece for Mayor. The illustrations are bright, colorful, and every page has a lot of interesting details. The story is cute, moves quickly, and gives this midwesterner a little insight into New York. Meece certainly earned my vote!"
Paul A. Dyster
Niagara Falls, NY
Who Better To Review My Book Than An Actual Mayor!
Below Are Reviews From Mayors Around The World!
A Big Mayor Thank You To Each Of These Mayors For Taking
The Time Out Of Their Busy Schedules To Review My Book!
As You Scroll Down - Run Your Mouse Over The Mayor's Pictures!
Annise D. Parker
"Good job-really enjoyed reading your book to my 7 year old grandson - the mouse seems to have the right campaign strategy-be postive-have fun!"
"A really nice and inspiring story.
You don't need to be big to be brave. I'd vote for Meece!"
The children were able to keep their attention and remained very engaged throughout the book, ... After completing the book, I chuckled when my eight-year-old niece said, "We want you for mayor!" Might have to use that as my next campaign slogan! Thanks for the opportunity to share your work. I will be passing this
throughout my community for others to enjoy.
The children rated your book A+."
John E. McCormac
"Mayor Cashell has 2 granddaughters, ages 10 and 12, his wife is a former teacher and his daughter is currently a teacher. He had them all read your book and here is their
"What a great book for kids. That the world is made up of so many different types of individuals is a great message."
Ardell F. Brede
"It is a wonderfully illustrated and educational story for children everywhere, which provides a colorful depiction of our great city, New York."
Fort Worth, TX
"I don't have children of my own, so I had to borrow a few nieces and nephews. I must admit that I was worried the children would not understand the concept, however, they were engrossed immediately.
"The book's colorful images and the loveable characters you've created are sure to enthrall your readers. As someone who has visited New York many times, I appreciate how you have used your talents not only to teach children about the democratic process, but to introduce them to the many wonderful things that New York has to offer residents and guest alike."
"I read the book and had a favorable review. This past weekend I had my 15 and 10 year old granddaughters read it and both were impressed with the artwork and the story.
So you've got three thumbs-up from this Brede Bunch!"
"I just read the book and liked it a lot. It is incredibly colorful and I especially loved the part at the end where the kids have to find the characters in the book. I do a lot of reading to kids in our grammar schools, particularly around Dr. Seuss Day, so I will
bring the book with me."
" I took the book with me to a summer program for underprivileged children ages 7-13 and read them the story. They really enjoyed it and gave me a warm applause...Your book made the campaign trail come alive and showed how important it is for a candidate to meet and discuss issues with the voters. You're right...every vote counts!"
"Meece for Mayor is a truly delightful and educational read, whimsically portraying the campaign trail and role of mayor through the eyes of a child. The story brings to life the vibrant colors and rich culture of New York, allowing us to experience the wonder and beauty of our diversity.
I would vote for Meece!"
"This is a great book for children to see how the election process works.It is colorful and informative, showing many of the sights and areas of New York City. Teachers can use classroom maps of the USA to revisit New York. I like the way the author creates activities such as finding characters in the book or numbering places visited for retelling and sequencing.
This book is both educational and fun."
"The book shows the importance of voting (every vote counts)
and through hard work dreams can come true."
I also appreciate your efforts to teach children about how a vibrant, diverse city iscomprised of many individuals, and small groups of individuals with shared concerns. Finally, as someone who still reads aloud to young children, I appreciate theopportunities that your illustrations create for the adult reader to point out interesting details and engage in conversation with the child throughout the book. Congratulations on your contribution to children's literacy."
"What a fun book. Truly captures City politics in a way both children and adults can understand. Love the colorful pictures,too. A political strategist best seller!
• A little mouse with big dreams
• Great geography lesson to New York City
• Diversity of the animals
• The illustrations are fun and colorful
• Good Civics lesson on being involved and voting
Good job and congratulations on your new book."
I was so excited to read every additional page to see how Candidate Meece, now Mayor Meece was going to be campaigning and to what group. It was awesome to see the wonderful illustrations. I hope lots of children get to read this story. Thank you so much for sharing the story of another Mayor with me."
Vance A. Funk
Sidney A. Katz
"I was delighted to receive a copy of your new book, Meece for Mayor of New York City. The book is an excellent way to bring local democracy closer to the citizens as well as to communicate societal questions with children. The different characters are also charming city ambassadors."
"A charming book that is very colorful and encourages
friendship and integrity. I especially enjoyed seeing Meece and Ned utilizing so many different modes of public transportation along the campaign trail!
"Thank you for sharing your "Meece for Mayor of New York City" children's book. The colorful illustrations are a wonderful introduction to some of New York City's main attractions, and will entice children into learning about another of our great country's greatest cities!"
I enjoyed the story as well as the brilliant illustrations!
We have 12 elementary schools in Nashua and I am often invited to read to students throughout the school year for various occasions. I look forward to reading Meece for Mayor of New York and am certain it will soon become a fan favorite."
Fort Smith, AR
"It was so very wonderful. I love your artistry and the tour of New York. The kids in New York must love reading it and doing the activity at the end. Savannah loved it too and was honored to have her first autographed book. We all loved your book and it has a "place of honor" in Savannah's room."
"This is a delightful book. I'm looking forward to reading it to elementary school students in Henderson during Reading Week next year. It will be great for them to learn about civics and the different places in New York City!"
Meece for Mayor was a whimsical story on what a mayor does for a city. I can't think of a better way to clearly teach our children what an important role a mayor plays the operation of a community. It is a wonderful book stopping at all the extraordinary places one could think in New York. And, lastly the right to vote, expressing our great liberty and freedoms as Americans."
"The book is beautifully illustrated and the story line is simple for young children to enjoy. I highly recommend it."
"Meece For Mayor is colorful, fun and educational. It guides young readers to learn to appreciate the electoral process. We all have much to learn from Meece. I will use what I learned next time I run. Delightful!"
Austin, TX (Kip's Childhood Hometown)
McKinley L. Price
Newport News, VA
Green Bay, WI
"I read the book at our local library. It was a huge hit and the the kids loved all of the great pictures...The storyline kept the children engaged, and the elaborate use of color and imagery caught their attention.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to showcase the book."
John F. Bencivengo
Hamilton Township, NJ
"I have been Mayor of Manchester Township for 14 years, but a Staten Islander by birth. I worked in NYC for many
years. This book brought back many fine memories of all
NYC has to offer. I believe this book is appropriate reading
for children of all ages. I throughly enjoyed it."
"A fun book that should help youngsters understand a political process too often not included in the curriculum of our elementary and secondary schools. Good Job!"
“Kip Cosson’s vivid and colorful tour of New York City is educational and fun. I hope my next trip down the campaign trail is as enjoyable as it was for Meece Mouse! Here’s to a world with more LOVE and more CHEESE!”
Cory A. Booker
Dewey Bartlett, Jr.
Johnny L. DuPree, Ph.D.
"I received your book and found it to be very entertaining and informative. I would like to use it in school when reading to the lower grades....It should be introduced into the lower grades. It is a kid friendly civics lesson. Thank you for the copy. I certainly endorse it."
"The artwork is stunning and the story is delightful. Having been the Mayor of Cheeseville since the early 1970's, I'm a little concerned that Meece may travel west,
organize all our wildlife and oust me from office!"
"Cosson's Meece for Mayor is a bright, playful depiction of mayoral politics - a wonderful way to highlight the importance of voting for the next generation! Meece and Cosson have my vote!"
"Meece for Mayor of New York City is a charming story that depicts the essentials of campaigning for Mayor in a cute, funny, easy to understand process for kids and grownups alike."