Sunday, February 15, 2009

President's Day

This book, So you want to be President by Judith St. George, was a book I stumbled upon at the library. I grabbed it to read to the girls for President's Day.

I LOVED IT! I am not sure my girls appreciated the wealth of information and humor in this book, but it was not wasted on me! The caricatures of the presidents are excellent. Each one was captured well, at least the ones I know....

The book includes fun tidbits...

Do you know which president wore a red carnation in his buttonhole everyday?

Who had an adversary throw a cabbage at him and responded, "I see that one of my adversaries has lost his head."

Who was caught skinn.y dipp.ing by a reporter?

The book also includes information on everything from pets that have lived in the White House to War Hero presidents, to the presidents' careers prior to their presidency. We also learn that some presidents were honest and some were not. Some liked the job of president and others did not. One complained that it was "the four most miserable years of my life."

It was a perfect pick for this holiday, for every age in this house! I highly recommended it.

2 comments:

Just Mom said...

We have this book! :-D

I tried reading it to JS about two years ago, but he wasn't interested in it then. He might be more interested in it now. Thanks for reminding me that this book is in his room. LOL.

Jolanthe @ No Ordinary Moments said...

We loved this book too! :)