Presidential Pets: The Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived In The White House
- Number of Pages: 96
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It's been said that in case you want a friend at the White House, get a dog. Andrew Jackson had a potty-mouthed parrot, and Martin Van Buren got into a fight with Congress more than his tow baby tigers. Throughout America's history, the presidential menagerie has included an array of creatures both big and small, ordinary and absurd. This inside look at the White House's animal residents features a rollicking, rhyming verse for each and every commander-in-chief's pets, accompnied by cool facts, presidential stats, and laugh-out-loud cartoon art. First daughter Caroline Kennedy's pony Macaroni had free of charge riegn over the White House. But the pet-owningwinner of all the presidents was Theodore Roosevelt, who had a hyena, lion, zebra, badger, snake, rats, a nippy dog that bit the French ambassador, and more! Or, we might add, perhaps a cat, bird, bear, or maybe an alligator! John Quincy Adams kept an alligator in the bathtub, while Thomas Jefferson's pride and joy was his pair of bear cubs.
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