Submitted by Ms. Tess!
We at the Kid’s Book Blog think Mac Barnett is pretty swell. Looks like he’s hit another one out of the park with President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath. We’ve all heard the rumors: President Taft had a special bath tub put in the White House to accommodate his size. This is true! And that prior to this he once found himself lodged in the White House tub, and 2 or 4 men had to free him with a gallon of butter. This is probably not true. But it makes for a great story! In this book, Taft, our beloved 27th President, gets stuck in the bath. 2 hours later the first lady, Nellie Taft, comes to check on him. “It’s a disaster!” the President exclaims, “Call the Vice President!” When the veep arrives he says he’s ready to be sworn in. “Blast that!” bellows Taft. “Call the secretary of state!” The secretary of state suggests some diet and exercise may be helpful to President Taft. “I need something fast!” says the President. “Call the secretary of agriculture!” Taft continues to summon more and more advisers until practically the whole Cabinet is working on a solution to get Taft out of the bath! This hilarious story will have your kiddo rolling in the aisles. Thanks Mac Barnett for this story that needed to be told! See this book listed in our catalog
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