The President's Stuck in the Bathtub by Susan Katz
Poems About the Presidents

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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!
 

About Susan Katz

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Susan Katz is the author of LOOKING FOR JAGUAR AND OTHER RAINFOREST POEMS (Greenwillow), which received starred reviews, and two other poetry collections. Her novel, SNOWDROPS FOR COUSIN RUTH, (Simon and Schuster) was a Publishers Weekly "Flying Start." She lives in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. ROBERT NEUBECKER's acclaimed picture books include Wow! School!; Wow! America!; Wow! City!; and Courage of the Blue Boy. He will be publishing his first book with Harcourt in fall 2008, Monsters on Machines by Deb Lund. He lives in Park City, Utah. www.neubecker.com
 
Published February 28, 2012 by Clarion Books. 64 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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/ He could tilt his view toward a distant star, / ogle an ash on a nearby cigar, / or peer halfway to Zanzibar.

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Teeth flashed.” The titular poem stars William Howard Taft (“In the midst of his bath,/ Poor President Taft/ Discovered the tub didn’t fit him”), and a closing poem about Obama addresses his opponents’ tendency to joke about his name: “He jested that some even called him Yo Mama.” A...

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