Most adults agree that one goal of social studies education is to build better citizens. Chester the Crab can help! The four chapters in this graphic novel turn political theory into funny and active visual examples -- from forming a new government on an alien planet to passing a law that will power bicycles with solar energy. Included are chapters on how we elect a president (including a great visual explanation of the Electoral College!) and what the parts of a presidential cabinet are. This rollicking, colorful graphic novel will excite reluctant readers, prepare students for standardized tests in history and help homeschooling parents. Each page has a themed title in the form of a question, so a student can explore one page at a time if he or she chooses. It's full-color fun for visual learners.