Friday, February 17, 2012

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted today by Gathering Books.

My selection is "The President's Stuck in the Bathtub" written by Susan Katz with illustrations by Robert Neubecker.

Just in time for President's Day and this election year, comes this collection of verses in a variety of forms celebrating some fun-filled snippets about the presidents from Washington to Obama.  Yes, Taft got stuck in his bathtub, but did you know that John Quincy Adams liked to skinny-dip in the Potomac and was famous for losing his clothes and having to wait (once for five or six hours) while a servant brought him something to wear so he could dress and return to the White House. 

Each poem is brightly illustrated by Neubecker's colorful artwork and followed by a brief note related to the subject of the verse.

The book concludes with Presidential Notes and Quotes that include presidential firsts and nicknames.

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