We American sophisticates laugh at cheesy, North Korean-style Dear Leader political propaganda, right?

In an absolutely hilarious review of two new children's books about Hillary Clinton, Meghan Cox Gurdon finds the depictions of Mrs. Clinton worthy of Pyongyang . The new books are bathed in a "hagiographic glow that even kindergartners might find hard to swallow."

The first book is bears the subtitle  "Some Girls Are Born to Lead:"

Michelle Markel’s “ Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead” (HarperCollins) begins with an alarming account of the darkness that enfolded this land as recently as the 1950s, when, horrible to relate, “it was a man’s world. Only boys could grow up to have powerful jobs. Only boys had no ceilings on their dreams. Girls weren’t supposed to act smart, tough, or ambitious.”

When children read these words—or hear them read aloud, more likely—they will be looking at LeUyen Pham’s lively illustrations of high-achieving midcentury males rendered in glum shades of gray. Here is Albert Einstein, no ceiling on his dreams. There is Albert Schweitzer with his pith helmet: smart, tough, ambitious and cradling an African baby.

Yet, wait: What’s that gemlike glow in the far corner of this maudlin masculine montage? Could it be a girl? It is a girl. It is Hillary Rodham, age 8! Yes, we read, “in the town of Park Ridge, Illinois, along came Hillary, wearing thick glasses and a sailor dress, acing tests, upstaging boys in class, and lining up sports events to raise money for the poor.”

Meghan doesn't say whether the book describes raising money for the rich through the Clinton Foundation.  

And then there's the second book entitled "Hillary" from Random House:

“Once there was Queen Elizabeth, perhaps the wisest ruler England has ever had,” author Jonah Winter begins.

In a pallid illustration that departs from his vibrant custom, illustrator Raul Colón shows the Virgin Queen looking baleful on the throne. The text continues: “Once there was Joan of Arc. She carried a sword and led men in battle,” and, “Once there was Rosie the Riveter. She was a fictional character used by the U.S. government. She was patriotic. She was strong.”

Then we turn the page and find, in full color, a noble picture of the eponym: “And now there is Hillary.” Mr. Colón poses her in front of a hazy portrait of George Washington, as if the first president is bestowing his ghostly blessing.

Of course, all this is funny–but not so funny. Meghan concludes:

These vainglorious picture-book renditions of the life story of an American machine politician give an illuminating glimpse into the mind-set of those who offer themselves as cogs in that machine. Like the Kim family’s posters in North Korea, they are so richly and inadvertently comic that only true believers or the very young and trusting could find them persuasive. Unfortunately, it is the very young for whom these works are intended.