Hermione for President: Children’s Characters Who Would be Good World Leaders

Inspired by other brilliant bloggers and the recent US elections, I’ve been thinking: which children’s characters would I put in charge of a country? Here’s my shortlist:

Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy from the Narnia Series by C.S Lewis. There are four of them and they ruled over Narnia for aeons- that sounds like the ultimate coalition government to me! Also, they’re incredibly flexible: a talking lion tells them they’re about to be the monarchs of a magical land and they take it in their stride.

Badger from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. He’s wise, reclusive and a bit grumpy, but he takes care of his friends, even when they’re being ridiculous. He resides in the Wild Wood, demonstrating that he’s not afraid of anyone- not even weasels. Also, there definitely wouldn’t be a cull if he was in charge.

Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. Intelligent, strong and single-minded, I’m pretty sure

if J.K Rowling decided to write a ‘where are they now?’ she’d be climbing the greasy pole in the Ministry of Magic.

The Fat Controller from Thomas the Tank Engine by Rev. W. Awdry. Just because it would be lovely if the trains ran on time! He takes care of business.

I’d love to hear your ideas- let me know who you’d put in charge in the comments!


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6 responses to “Hermione for President: Children’s Characters Who Would be Good World Leaders

  1. If only!!! The world would be so much better.


  2. I think my daughter would completely agree with you.


  3. Inside my government:

    Minister of transport – Optimus Prime, he is a truck, he knows transport!

    Foreign Office – Tin Tin, he loves to travel and sort out international issues

    Minister of the Environment – Captain Planet, because he’s our hero, he’s gonna take pollution down to zero!

    Education Minister – Matilda, she loves a good book and her mum was a teacher, sorted!

    Minister for Communities – Postman Pat, stronger believer of community values and is very nosy, nothing get past the postie!


  4. Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web for president! He could take over in an Animal Farm style coup…


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