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President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath

By Mac Barnett
Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

Inspired by a true anecdote, this larger-than-life tale of a presidential mishap is brimming with humor and over-the-top illustrations.

"Blast!" said Taft. "This could be bad." George Washington crossed the Delaware in the dead of night. Abraham Lincoln saved the Union. And President William Howard Taft, a man of great stature — well, he got stuck in a bathtub. Now how did he get unstuck? Author Mac Barnett and illustrator Chris Van Dusen bring their full comedic weight to this legendary story, imagining a parade of clueless cabinet members advising the exasperated president, leading up to a hugely satisfying, hilarious finale.

  • Mac Barnett s wonderfully droll text and Chris Van Dusen s over-the-top illustrations make this not only a great read-aloud, but an original way to teach American history.
  • Presidential girth is occasionally in the news - and may be more so, if any very large candidates emerge in the next election.

About the author

Mac Barnett is the author of several books for children, including Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. He also writes the Brixton Brothers series of mysteries. Mac Barnett lives in California.

About the illustrator

Chris Van Dusen is the creator of many outstanding books for children, including Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit, King Hugo’s Huge Ego, The Circus Ship, and many others. About President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath, he says, “This is just the kind of outrageously silly story I love to illustrate. Plus, President Taft was a blast to paint!” Chris Van Dusen lives in Maine.

ISBN: 9780763663179
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 1, 2014
Dimensions: 247 x 287mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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