‘Nigel Farage is a little bit like Toad’ – a child-friendly guide to the election

Confused about who’s who in this week’s general election? Tom McLaughlin, author of The Accidental Prime Minister is here to straighten it out, with a bit of help from his favourite children’s books characters

Can you find some more apt comparisons to make between politicians and children’s books characters? Do tweet @GdnChildrensBks or email childrens.books@theguardian.com!

There’s something wrong with my TV, it just went a whole five minutes without showing a politician. It’s clearly on the blink, I can’t remember the last time I didn’t see one of those funny creatures on screen, sitting on a very tiny chair in a classroom or trying not to look out of place as they wonder round building sites looking at a pile of bricks.

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