Presidential Pets by Julia Moberg
The Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived In The White House

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It's been said that if you want a friend at the White House, get a dog. Or, we might add, perhaps a cat, bird, bear, or maybe an alligator! Throughout America's history, the presidential menagerie has included an array of creatures both big and small, ordinary and absurd.

This inside look at the White House's animal residents features a rollicking, rhyming verse for each commander-in-chief's pets, accompnied by cool facts, presidential stats, and laugh-out-loud cartoon art. John Quincy Adams kept an alligator in the bathtub, while Thomas Jefferson's pride and joy was his pair of bear cubs. Andrew Jackson had a potty-mouthed parrot, and Martin Van Buren got into a fight with Congress over his tow baby tigers. First daughter Caroline Kennedy's pony Macaroni had free riegn over the White House. But the pet-owningwinner of all the presidents was Theodore Roosevelt, who had a hyena, lion, zebra, badger, snake, rats, a nippy dog that bit the French ambassador, and more!

About Julia Moberg

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Julia Moberg grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Southlake, Texas. She atttended New York University where she received both her B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing at Tisch School of the Arts. She is the author of SKIES OVER SWEETWATER, a young adult novel. She currently splits her time between Paris, France, and Nashville, Tennessee.
Published July 1, 2012 by Imagine. 96 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Readers who hunger for information about the nonhumans who’ve lived at the White House over the years won’t learn the answer to those questions, but they will discover that all our chief executives but one, from Washington to Obama, have owned a variety of pets—and, in some cases, been owned by t...

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Anyway, how’d you like to have dogs left behind at a harbor, or tigers, or a dog that has puppies!

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