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Wackiest White House Pets

Wackiest White House Pets

by Kathryn Gibbs Davis Illustrated by David A. Johnson

White House pets come in every size, shape, and species. What are some of the pets that belong to the world's most powerful men and their families? John Quincy Adams' alligator liked to slither across the White House steps and was fond of chasing the guests! Thomas Jefferson took walks around the garden with his pet grizzly bears! James Buchannan received a herd of elephants from the King of Siam! William Howard Taft, who was fond of creamy fresh milk, kept a milk cow in the kitchen!

With comical anecdotes and hilarious illustrations, here is a side-splitting look at American history.

8, 9
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 4
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Informational Text

About the Author and Illustrator

Kathryn Gibbs Davis
David A. Johnson David A. Johnson is an accomplished artist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, and The Atlantic Monthly. He has illustrated several children's books and lives in Windham, Connecticut.

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