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The Presidents Stuck in the BathtubFore we can get to Barack Neubecker slips different ethnicities when e reasonably can The fellow aghast At John Uincy Adams Skinny John uincy Adams Folks in the angry mob of Whigs not so sure about that one circa 1841 but all right The trumpeter playing Hail to the Chief to Chester A Arthur You don t necessarily believe that they were there all the time "And We Could Debate If It S Historically Misleading To "we could debate if it s istorically misleading to that they were but at least Neubecker s making an effort That s somethingAs for the art itself Neubecker The Infamous Ellen James (Infamous, has a good eye for what the most interesting thing toighlight in a given poem might be Often Samael Aun Weor, The Absolute Man heas to get a little creative Grover Cleveland was the only president to serve two nonconsecutive terms Have Dragonfrigate Wizard Halcyon Blithe (Halcyon Blithe, him shakingands with imself President Eisenhower was only one of seven brothers all known as Ike Show a picture of seven identical boys all different ages all with the same face Sometimes the images don t make reference to the poems but to the small notes that come afterwards For example the image that accompanies the Rutherford B Hayes poem The President s on the Phone shows Rutherford reacting to a igh C described in the note as sung by one of Goethean Science his friends and that shattered the telephone s sounding board Hey man Making this kind of stuff interesting about dudes who are seriously dull is no easy matterThe closest approximation this bookas to any other in your average everyday children s room is that classic Caldecott winner So You Want to be President by Judith St George Like this book that one identified various presidents and Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! highlighted some uirks Katz eschews the known stories as well as the scandals and controversies that dogged many of the men inere 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 Digital Crossroads 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 llave something to remember President Taft for besides the Judiciary Act of 1925 of courseFor ages 6 10 I love the concept of this book a poem about each of the Presidents However the uality of the poems was uneven and it would ave been very elpful if a note The Einstein Theory of Relativity had been given on each page or at the back of the book as to what poetic form was being used Some poems rhymed some didn t I think this might confuse some young readers I do like the way the poems reveal little known facts about each President oris presidency which made it interesting I especially liked the poem about Thomas Jeffers Did you know that Bill Clinton once almost put an audience to sleep because How to Negotiate Your First Job his speech was so boring The President s Stuck in the Bathtub is a wonderfullyumorous collection poems each about one of the Presidents of the United States From these poems audiences learn a wide range of facts about American presidents There are a wide range of facts from the informative to the lighthearted This book would be a great addition to an upper elementary classroom read aloud Each poem could be read before learning about a new president or just as a great addition to a lesson on American istory The collections of poems are a great avenue to engage students I believe that by incorporating this book into the classroom can elp to spark an interest in poetry for many studentsI chose this as my WOW book because I liked Perfect Justice (Ben Kencaid, how this book took a genre that many can see as boring and turn it into an entertaining and engaging read Personally I am not a fan of poetry It is not my first choice of genre However once I started reading this poems I was turning the page eager for the next laugh that was to await me on the other pages The President s Stuck in the Bathtub Poems About the Presidents by Susan Katz 2012Genre PoetryFormat BookPlot summaryA poetic celebration of lesser known presidential events and eccentricitiesConsiderations or precautions for readers advisory strong language sex death religious overtones violence etc No special considerationsReview citation if available Betty Carter The Horn Book Guide Fall 2012 v23 i2 p1711 Section source used to find the material Horn Book guideRecommended age Grades K 3 I enjoyed reading this children s book filled with Presidential factoids I even learned a few new things about the Presidents This book is super cute It s a fun look at each president that focuses on lesser known facts andumorous stories. Who The Literary Relationship of Lord Byron and Thomas Moore have lived in the White House With footnotes relating the facts behind the inspiration for each poem and a section called “Presidential Notes and uotes” in the back this is oneilarious istory lesson that kids will elect to read over and over agai.

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Lectronic game that came with its own book You d turn the pages and press the button that corresponded to the correct trivia uestion In this way I learned that Mozart wrote is first piece of music
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he was I figured I ad some leeway because of this that Marie Antoinette The Shaping of Western Civilization hader ead cut off and that President Taft got stuck in is bathtub because The Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River Turtles he was so fat That s the kind of presidential wisdom a kid s gonna carry with them the rest of their life It s alsoow I learned that teaching kids about famous people at a young age actually will stick with them into adulthood if the medium is interesting enough Poetry would not be my first method of instilling memories but in The President s Stuck in the Bathtub Poems About the Presidents poet Susan Katz does a darn good job locating fun facts about even the dullest leaders They may not Medicine and Religion have been eual in stature but at least in this book each oneas is say whether it s escaping a vicious rabbit or seeing the occasional ghostThey ve been dull and scintillating Clever and thick Remarkably tall and surprisingly short And What S With All The s with all the 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 HW Bush Accompanied by work by illustrator Robert Neubecker the book is a ribald look at our nation s leaders Backmatter includes dates uotes nicknames and firsts for each manAs it says on the bookflap Susan Katz discovered while working on this book that not all American presidents were very funny people and she found erself doing research for this one project than for all Valentino her other books put together I m not surprised toear it since the sheer number of new facts ere are astounding She even seems to ave made a conscious effort to avoid the obvious ones George Washington s teeth Lincoln s jokes etc Of course you can t Shunned help but wonder if Ms Katz made too much work forerself when she included a note on what each president was the first to do and didn t go with the obvious answers George Washington First president pictured on a postage stamp Abraham Lincoln First president born outside the boundaries of the thirteen original states in Kentucky "No mean featIn one of the reviews I read the reviewer complained that Katz brings up facts about the "mean featIn one of the reviews I read the reviewer complained that Katz brings up facts about the that aren t particularly interesting Millard Fill was boring James Madison was short John Adams rotund etc Seems to me that isn t very fair consider ow much fun their poems and the accompanying illustrations are in the end Besides I consider Millard Fill the letter X of the presidential world You know ow every time you get an alphabet book you flip to the letter X to figure out Oba, the Last Samurai how the authors chose toandle that difficult letter Well the same goes for Fill Even William Henry Harrison s interesting as The Simpsons put it I died in thirty daysThe poetry itself mostly worked There are Yonen Buzz, Volume 1 (Yonen Buzz, however a few times that it really rankled I m not a particularly creative person when it comes to scans and rhymes I like poems to make sense to me as they ABABAB or AABBCCD In this book you reallyave to go on a case by case basis with some of these poems Yankee Doodle Dandy about William McKinley for example threw me for a serious loop The rhyme scheme such as it is appears to be ABCCD EDFFG When I write it out like that it makes a lot sense On the page owever I was stumped by ow to read it aloud particularly when the last word of dandy didn t seem to rhyme with anything Poems like these are rarities in a sea of verse that works I just wished that they all flowed as nicely as poems like The White House Gang about Teddy Roosevelt being a part of The Wood Demon his son s rough and tumble crew or A Presidential Memo about NixonRobert Neubecker was an interesting fella to tap for this book I knowe s done a lot of different books over the years but my primary association with First Shapes him is still Wow City and its spin offs Neubecker s jobere is Dispatches from Dystopia hardly easy anyway First there s the issue of making the presidents recognizable done well enough though caricaturiste will never ope to be Then there s the issue of throwing than one race into the images Whenever we talk about the presidents we ave to wait an awfully long time be. Ame 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.