- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Charlesbridge; Reprint edition (August 2, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1623540860
- ISBN-13: 978-1623540869
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.4 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Presidential Pets: The Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived In The White House Paperback – August 2, 2016
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"Moberg uses humor, trivia, and children's innate love of animals to bring to life the presidents and the history that surrounded their time in office. This is a book that readers can come back to over and over, enjoying different aspects of it each time and in a different order."-Kerry Roeder, School Library Journal
"Books on presidential trivia are not in short supply, but this one, offering funny rhyming prose alongside relatable trivia facts, distinguishes itself with laugh-out-loud illustrations. Forty-three anecdotes are included, and each is introduced with a clever poem that is perfectly suited for read-alouds. The mixture of straight nonfiction text, rhythmic verse, and vibrant graphics make this a versatile addition to any collection or classroom in need of a presidential trivia tome." --Booklist
"Poetry, presidential stats, and interesting pets fill this colorfully illustrated book. Discovering that the White House was home to pets such as dogs named Satan, bear cubs, alligators, and a swearing parrot provides children with a fun way to learn presidential facts." -The Children's Book Council Children's Choice List 2013 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
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.