The President's Stuck in the Bathtub

The President's Stuck in the Bathtub

Poems About the Presidents

Book - 2012
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A poetic celebration of lesser-known presidential events and eccentricities.
Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780547182216
054718221X
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Neubecker, Robert - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Poems about the presidents

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kesha1123
Jun 26, 2014

Ultra cute book that teaches fun facts about all 44 presidents through verse. This was a tremendous resource for my summer school unit on U.S. History.

joliemisek Feb 26, 2014

I used this book with my 7th grade social studies class - they especially liked the poem about Howard Taft getting stuck in the bathtub!

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beforetoday
Jun 10, 2012

Poetry, nonfiction, random presidential facts? Yes plz!

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD May 03, 2012

Katz eschews the known stories as well as the scandals and controversies that dogged many of the men in here. In the process, she grants some of these fellows a posthumous present: something to remember them by. Not the big things, but the little ones. The details and funny matters that made them human beings. Because as far as I can tell, the best way to get a kid interested in something is to point out something weird about it. After that, it may not be smooth sailing, but at least they’ll have something to remember President Taft for (besides the Judiciary Act of 1925, of course).

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD May 03, 2012

They've been dull and scintillating. Clever and thick. Remarkably tall and surprisingly short. And what's with all the parrots as pets? With great dexterity and even greater patience Susan Katz culls, entices, and sometimes even forces interesting facts out of each and every one of our presidents. That done, she turns those traits or events into poems, being sure to include fun additional facts at the bottom of each page. The result is that kids get to meet "Elevator Operator" John F. Kennedy, the "Funny-Looking" James Buchanan, and even "Vegetating" George H.W. Bush. Accompanied by work by illustrator Robert Neubecker, the book is a ribald look at our nation's leaders. Backmatter includes dates, quotes, nicknames, and "firsts" for each man.

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