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The Look-it-up Book of Presidents (Look-it-up Books)by Wyatt Blassingame
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Playful political poems about the penchants and peccadilloes of the presidents! Sure, William Taft got stuck in his tub, but did you know that John Quincy Adams used to skinny-dip in the Potomac? Herbert Hoover spoke Chinese with his wife, and Gerald Ford had his name changed from Leslie Lynch King. Itand#8217;s true! In The Presidentand#8217;s Stuck in the Bathtub, the lives of the presidents are served up as fact-filled and fanciful poems that will make you laugh, cringe, and gasp with amazement at the colorful cast of men and women who have lived in the White House. With footnotes relating the facts behind the inspiration for each poem, and a section called and#8220;Presidential Notes and Quotesand#8221; in the back, this is one hilarious history lesson that kids will elect to read over and over again!
Did you know John Quincy Adams used to skinny-dip in the Potomac? Herbert Hoover used to speak Chinese with his wife. And Gerald Ford had his name changed from Leslie Lynch King. InThe President's Stuck in the Bathtub,and#160;the lives of the presidents areand#160;served up as 43and#160;witty poems spanning virtually all of American history, and reminding us of the colorful men and women who have lived in the White House. With footnotes relating the facts behind the inspiration for each poem, and a section called, "Presidential Notes and Quotes" in the back, this book is one hilarious history lesson.
ENTERTAINING, UP-TO-THE MINUTE, and easy-to-use, The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents features a short, lively biography of every President from George Washington through the winner of the 2008 presidential election, plus a chapter on Election 2000—the “year of the chad.” It includes concise descriptions of the major events, issues, and achievements of each administration, and its eye-catching two-color interior is fully illustrated with engravings, cartoons, and photographs.
About the Author
WYATT BLASSINGAME was the author of more than 600 stories and magazine articles, four adult novels, and more than 60 children's book—mostly about American history and animals. He died in 1985.
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