President of the jungle (Eleição dos Bichos in Portuguese) is the second of a series of books about politics for children. It's an introduction to how elections work. The animals decide they are tired of their king and that it is time to vote for president.
The book was crowdfunded and then written collectively with the children in a series of workshops. The illustrations were made using a playful collective method of mixed paper cut outs and doodles.
The book was first published by Companhia das Letras, one of the biggest publishers in Brazil, and has sold its publishing rights to more than18 different countries. It's published in the U.S. by Penguin/Random House.
The digital version of the book is available in Portuguese for free download under Creative Commons license here.
Text by André Rodrigues, Larissa Ribeiro, Paula Desgualdo & Pedro Markun.
Companhia das Letrinhas, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018.
The illustrations were made mixing hundreds of paper cut outs and loose pencil and charcoal doodles, then colored digitally.