Synopses & Reviews
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!
"Humorous yet informative. . . . These sorts of details are just the kind to pique young readersand#8217; interests. . . . Sure to be popular."and#8212;Booklist "Katz takes playful swings at U.S. presidents in poems as funny as they are informative...an unexpected and diverting look at presidents past and present."--Publishers Weekly "In forty-three poems, Katz gives each of our U.S. presidents their due."--Horn Book, starred review
A newly revised edition of a backlist favorite! This inexpensive, high-quality reference book that children have turned to for more than 20 years now contains a completely revised chapter on Bill Clinton, plus a brand-new chapter on the winner of the 2000 presidential election! Middle-graders can find out the answers to such questions as: When and why was the White House set on fire? Which president appears on the $5,000 bill? And who served only one month in office? All 43 presidents are arranged chronologically with short biographical sketches, exciting you-are-there action photos, cartoons, and campaign memorabilia. It's American history in a nutshell.
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.
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.
About the Author
discovered, while working on this book, that not all American presidents were very funny people, and she found herself doing more research for this one project than for all her other books put together.and#160; Luckily this effort was rewarded with a fresh respect for the basic humanity of all our presidents and a new tendency to smile while voting.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Susan's other Clarion book, Oh, Theodore! Guinea Pig Poems, was an Oprah pick, a Texas 2 X 2 Award winner, a selection of the New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, and the winner of the 2010 Utah Children's Poetry Book Beehive Award.and#160;She lives in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, with her husband, David, and a cat assistant, Harvey, who closely supervises her writing from the vantage point of her lap.and#160;She can be found online in the Authors section of http:\\usawrites4kids.drury.edu/.
Robert Neubecker's first book for children, Wow!and#160;City! won an ALA Notable Book award for 2005. A growing list of books have followed, including Beasty Bath, Wow!and#160;America!, Wow!and#160;School!, and Courage of the Blue Boy.and#160;He hasand#160;illustrated many books by other authors, includingand#160;Monsters on Machinesand#160;by Deb Lund andand#160;I Got Two Dogs with John Lithgow.and#160;His new book, Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth, has alreadyand#160;received three starred reviews.