Synopses & Reviews
Riley O'Rourke is writing his report on President Teddy Roosevelt in preparation for the fourth-grade biography tea, but he has a far more important goal: to get a saxophone so he can take instrumental music. His mother can't afford to rent him a sax, and he's sure he'll never save up enough money to buy one. But as Riley learns more about Roosevelt's "bully" spirit, he realizes that there just might be a way to solve his problem after all. Claudia Mills' sparkling story about the influence of important historical figures is enhanced by tender, insightful illustrations. Being Teddy Roosevelt is a 2008 Bank Street—Best Children's Book of the Year.
About the Author
Claudia Mills lives in Boulder, Colorado, and is the author of the popular 7 x 9 = Trouble!
, an ALA Notable Book. [claudiamillsauthor.com]
R. W. ALLEY is the illustrator of Ziggys Blue-Ribbon Day by Claudia Mills, and the Saxby Smart, Private Detective series by Simon Cheshire. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island. [rwalley.com]