July 10, 2012 (hardcover)
$8.99 NOOK Book
Did you know that John Quincy Adams kept an alligator in the bathtub, while Thomas Jefferson's pride and joy was his pair of bear cubs? Andrew Jackson had a potty-mouthed parrot, and Martin Van Buren got into a fight with Congress over his two baby tigers. This rollicking, rhyming look at the animal residents of the White House introduces each set of pets with a funny verse along with cool facts and presidential stats. This trek through history will delight any animal-loving kid.
Praise for Presidential Pets
"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."
— School Library Journal
"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."
“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
-Honored at the Presidential Pets exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Center. Watch Julia’s keynote speech
-Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection
-IRA-CBC Children’s Choice, 2013
-Scholastic Book Fair Selection
-Mamie Eisenhower Library Project Selection
-Parnassus Books bestseller
-Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Pick