HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: Donald Drains the Swamp
Author: Eric Metaxas
Illustrator: Tim Raglin
Publisher: Regnery Publishing, 2018
Related website(s): http://www.regnery.com (publisher)
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing and/or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing and/or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Recommended reading level: All ages
Rating: ***** 5 stars
(5 stars=EXCELLENT; 4 stars=GOOD; 3 stars=FAIR; 2 stars=POOR; 1 star=VERY POOR; no stars=NOT RECOMMENDED)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Metaxas, Eric. Donald Drains the Swamp (published in 2018 by Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, 300 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001). The cave people need help. Their King has long forgotten all about them, thanks to the swamp creatures who surround the castle. “They’re slippery!—and scaly!—and SLIMY!” Donald is just another caveman. However, when the people ask for his help, he realizes there’s only one way to save the kingdom. Donald Drains the Swamp is a kid’s book that is obviously written to appeal to adults as a whimsical parable for the current political climate.
At a recent family gathering, this book was given as a present, and we all read and liked it. Of course, we were all die-hard conservatives. I can imagine that Democrats, other Leftists, and all the “never-Trumpers” would despise the book, but I thought that it was cute and agree with another reviewer who wrote, “The book is perfect for kids, especially ones with parents exhibiting full blown TDS….This book simplifies and distills the truth of what has been happening behind the scenes that MSM have not covered truthfully the last 2 years with their 24/7 fake news assault.”