Synopses & Reviews
is the author of several books for children, including Extra Yarn,
illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe-Horn Book
Award. He also writes the Brixton Brothers series of mysteries. Mac Barnett lives in California.
Chris Van Dusen is the creator of many outstanding books for children, including Randy Rileys Really Big Hit, King Hugos Huge Ego, The Circus Ship, and many others. About President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath, he says, "This is just the kind of outrageously silly story I love to illustrate. Plus, President Taft was a blast to paint!" Chris Van Dusen lives in Maine.
About the Author
Inspired by a true anecdote, this larger-than-life tale of a presidential mishap is brimming with humor and over-the-top illustrations.
"Blast!" said Taft. "This could be bad."
George Washington crossed the Delaware in the dead of night. Abraham Lincoln saved the Union. And President William Howard Taft, a man of great stature — well, he got stuck in a bathtub. Now how did he get unstuck? Author Mac Barnett and illustrator Chris Van Dusen bring their full comedic weight to this legendary story, imagining a parade of clueless cabinet members advising the exasperated president, leading up to a hugely satisfying, hilarious finale.