The President's Stuck in the Bathtub: Poems about the Presidents

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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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. It's true! In The President'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 “Presidential Notes and Quotes” in the back, this is one hilarious history lesson that kids will elect to read over and over again!
 

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Great humorous pictures. - Goodreads
This makes the book educational and also fun. - LibraryThing
The illustrations are not as strong though. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - BethWal94 - LibraryThing

In this poetry book, there are multiple poems about the goofy things that the president's might have done. While none of these events actually happened, we are given a little piece of trivia at the ... Read full review

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User Review  - kfrost32 - LibraryThing

This book would fall under both the poetry genre and the informational genre. I personally really liked this book! It has a poem about each president and what they did well they were in their term or ... Read full review

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Contents

Where Didnt George Washington Sleep?
7
His Majesty the President
8
Decisions Decisions
9
A Presidential Morsel
10
A White House Visit
11
The Naked Truth
12
Spelling Be
14
The Presidents OK
15
The White House Gang
34
The Presidents Stuck in the Bathtub
36
Baaad Sheep
38
Would You Repeat That?
39
A Penny for Your Thoughts
40
Lost in Translation
41
A Dogs Life
42
A Haunting Story
43

The Long and the Short of It
16
A Party for the President
17
How the West Was Won
18
Overdue Mail
19
Forgotten
20
O Christmas Tree
21
FunnyLooking
22
Hatbox
23
The Presidents Bargain
24
Out Hunting
26
The Presidents on the Phone
27
Captain Garfield
28
Hail to the Chief
30
Double Take
31
The President Sees the Light
32
Yankee Doodle Dandy
33
Liking Ike
44
Elevator Operator
45
LBJ
46
48 A Presidential Memo
48
President WhatsHisName
49
President Attacked by Rabbit
50
Madame Mitterrand Wouldnt Move
52
Vegetating
53
Comeback Kid
55
Language Terriers
57
Yo Mama
58
Presidential Notes and Quotes
59
Back Flap
65
Back Cover
66
Spine
67
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About the author (2012)

Susan Katz 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.  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.
        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. 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. She can be found online in the Authors section of http:\\usawrites4kids.drury.edu/.

Robert Neubecker's first book for children, Wow! City! won an ALA Notable Book award for 2005. A growing list of books have followed, including Beasty Bath, Wow! America!, Wow! School!, and Courage of the Blue Boy. He has illustrated many books by other authors, including Monsters on Machines by Deb Lund and I Got Two Dogs with John Lithgow. His new book, Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth, has already received three starred reviews.

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