Friday, August 29, 2008

So You Want to Be President

St. George, Judith, and David Small. So You Want to Be President? New York: Philomel Books, 2000.

Did you know that . . .

*President Taft was so fat that they had to install a special bathtub in the White House for him?

*Nixon was a pianist?

*Andrew Johnson was a tailor, and Harry S. Truman once ran a men's clothing store?

*James Madison was 5 foot 4 inches tall and weighed about 100 pounds?

*James Buchanan was the only president who lived his whole life as a bachelor?

For more fun facts about the Presidents of the United States, pick up a copy of
So You Want to Be President by Judith St. George and David Small. The book was awarded the 2001 Caldecott Medal for its hilarious caricature-style illustrations of our founding fathers. Thankfully, the book will need to be updated after November 4, 2008.