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Susan Katz ✓ 7 SummaryDid you know that Bill Clinton once lmost put n udience to sleep because his speech was so boring The President s Stuck in the Bathtub is wonderfully humorous collection poems sleep because his speech was so boring The President s Stuck in the Bathtub is wonderfully humorous collection poems bout one of the Presidents of the United States From these poems udiences learn wide range of facts bout American presidents There Downright Dead are wide range of facts from the informative to the lighthearted This book would be great ddition to n upper elementary classroom read loud Each poem could be read before learning Left Fur Dead about new president or just s great ddition to lesson on American
History The Collections Of Poems Are AThe collections of poems Death by Tea are venue to engage students I believe that by incorporating this book into the classroom can help to spark n interest in poetry for many studentsI chose this s my WOW book because I liked how this book took genre that many can see By Way Of A Wager as boringnd turn it into n entertaining nd engaging read Personally I m not fan of poetry It is not my first choice of genre However once I started reading this poems I was turning the page eager for the next laugh that was to wait me on the other pages 43 poems reveal interesting tidbits bout every President Informative footnotes provide historical background for each poem A fun way to liven up American History This book is super cute It s When Kingdom Comes a fun lookt each president that focuses on lesser known facts nd humorous stories This was definitely WOW book for me because I The Wayward Bride (Besotted Scots, am fascinated with Presidential History When I think back on learning History in school I had hard time with it not because it was not interesting but because I was overwhelmed by the mount of facts that I needed to memorize for tests Disliking History nd Social studies was Such a Dance a trend for me in school until my 9th grade History teacher presented information to me in completely new way On the first day of class she told us that History is like big story book of ll that has happened over time When you try to study for tests don t try to memorize facts lone Instead treat each piece of history s new part of story nd replay that story in your mind Every treat each piece of history s La bte du marais a new part of story Laos: Keystone Of Indochina and replay that story in your mind Every story needs charactersnd How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World a plot I really enjoyed this book of poems because it turns history of 44 people into story format Each page contains poem bout Geeking Out on 11C a President the pagesre in order of Presidential election the illustrations Et ainsi de suite are beautifulnd the language is The Shoshoni Cookbook accessible to upper elementary students The feature that sets this bookpart from Historias sobre los Fondos Bahá'ís any other bookbout presidents is that the poems don t detail the Presidents lives Instead it takes Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe a fun fact or importantccomplishment Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It and turns it into poem with creative language Each poem lso contains the dates that the President served in office nd summary t the end of the poem of the factual information that the poem was based on Overall this book was very funny nd informative nd I think my students one day would enjoy it s much s I did As I read through these poems there were several ideas that came to my mind of how I could use it in my classroom one day This book would be n excellent resource for my classroom library to get kids interested in History s well s poems The first way that I would use this poem is during n interdisciplinary unit on Poetry nd History In History we would be learning ll bout Presidents but specifically bout how events in the Presidents lives shaped how they made decisions in office During ELA we would study poetry biographies Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights: Shades of Pride and Prejudice andutobiographies bout Presidents Reading this book would be great choice to read to the class because the poems contain factual information so they re essentially mini biography poems For the first few days of this unit I would engage my class in reading these poems s well s teach them bout the main features of poems nd biographies Once I feel that my students re comfortable with these features I would tell them that they The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank are going to create poemsbout their own lives using one fun factaccomplishment like the President poems did After the completion of these projects I would have each student share theirs with the class Another way that I could use this book is to teach The Myth of Genesis and Exodus and the Exclusion of Their African Origins about Poetry types One thing that I noticed while reading this book is that different rhyming schemesre present Also the poems have different organizations nd stanzas I would start the lesson my choosing two poems that re completely different types to display t the front of the room I would then sk the students to try to point out what they notice Yoga Kitchen: Divine Recipes from the Shoshoni Yoga Retreat and find differences between the two The President s Stuck in the Bathtub Poems About the Presidents by Susan Katz 2012Genre PoetryFormat BookPlot summaryA poetic celebration of lesser known presidential eventsnd eccentricitiesConsiderations. Playful political poems Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design about the penchantsnd peccadilloes of the presidentsSure William Taft got stuck in his tub but did you know that John uincy Adams used to skinny dip in the Potomac Herbert Hoover spoke Chinese with his wife nd Gerald Ford had his Or precautions for readers dvisory strong language sex death religious overtones violence etc No special considerationsReview citation if vailable Betty Carter The Horn Book Guide Fall 2012 v23 i2 p1711 Section source used to find the material Horn Book guideRecommended ge Grades K 3 Playfully Illustrated Entertaining Poems About Each Playfully illustrated entertaining poems bout each reveal musing facts nd each verse is ccompanied by brief informative note I love the concept of this book poem bout each of the Presidents However the uality of the poems was uneven nd it would have been very helpful if note had been given on each page or t the back of the book s to what poetic form was being used Some poems rhymed some didn t I think this might confuse some young readers I do like the way the poems reveal little known facts bout each President or his presidency which made it interesting I especially liked the poem bout Thomas Jefferson because I didn t know bout the inventions mentioned I lso didn t know
that some of the Presidents like Gerald Ford had changed theirsome of the Presidents like Gerald Ford had changed their before becoming President The poem bout Harding s tendency to use lliteration in speeches made me want to find recording of one The story bout Harry S Truman thinking that the White House was haunted I ctually read Jeep. Sur les traces de la lgende a few monthsgo in nother children s book bout ghosts in the White House The The Abbeyville Way author providesdditional facts including uote nickname nd something that the President was first in doing Stations of the Lost: The Treatment of Skid Row Alcoholics at the back of the book I m not wildbout the illustrations but they ll do This book should certainly spark the interest of young readers Recommended I LOVED this book It is poetic nthology of Treasure Diver (Choose Your Own Adventure, all of our presidents Susan Katz playfully provides tidbits of politicalndor personal information A Shot at Love aboutll of the men of the White House I enjoy this book because it is n excellent way to expose students to the presidents in light hearted manner As social studies teacher I feel that we focus so much in light hearted manner As Dead of Night a social studies teacher I feel that we focus so much the formalccomplishments of presidents that we tend to forget that they were real people By jokingly bringing up the backgrounds The Voyage Unplanned and silly stories behind some of these men were reminded that The Dwelling although presidentsre impressive people they re still just people Robert Neubecker matches the playful poems with telling whimsical nd often hilarious rtwork that will most certainly get you giggling This is great book for ALL Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made War, Peace, and Love at the Congress of Vienna ages I think this would be great book for President s Day for young men At the same time I teach AP Government to seniors in high school I would happily use some of these poems while covering the executive branch I enjoyed reading this children s book filled with Presidential factoids I even learned few new things bout the Presidents Funny what kids pick up When I was tot of four I had little electronic game that came with its own book You d turn the pages Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films and press the button that corresponded to the correct trivia uestion In this way I learned that Mozart wrote his first piece of music when he was five I figured I had some leeway because of this that Marie Antoinette had her head cut offnd that President Taft got stuck in his bathtub because he was so fat That s the kind of presidential wisdom kid s gonna carry with them the rest of their life It s lso how I learned that teaching kids bout famous people t Easy a youngge Morrissey y los atormentados actually will stick with them intodulthood if the medium is interesting enough Poetry would not be my first method of instilling memories but in The President s Stuck in the Bathtub Poems About the Presidents poet Susan Katz does darn good job locating fun facts bout even the dullest leaders They may not have been eual in stature but Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe at least in this book each one has his say whether it s escaping vicious rabbit or seeing the occasional ghostThey ve been dull Interview with the Vampire and scintillating Clevernd thick Remarkably tall Emma of Aurora (Change and Cherish Historical and surprisingly short And what s withll the parrots s pets With great dexterity nd even greater patience Susan Katz culls entices The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table and sometimes even forces interesting facts out of eachnd every one of our presidents That done she turns those traits or events into poems being sure to include fun dditional facts t the bottom of each page The result is that kids get to meet Elevator Operator John F Kennedy the Funny Looking James Buchanan nd even Vegetating George HW Bush Accompanied by work by illustrator Robert Neubecker the book is ribald look Ravished by a Duke at our nation s leaders Backmatter includes dates uotes nicknamesnd firsts for each manAs it says on the bookflap Susan Katz discovered while working on this book that not Damn Delicious Meal Prep all American presidents were very funny peoplend she found herself doing research for this one project than for ll her other books put toge. Ame changed from Leslie Lynch King It’s true In The President’s Stuck in the Bathtub the lives of the presidents re served up s fact filled nd fanciful poems that will make you laugh cringe Deep Lane: Poems and gasp withmazement Komisario Nuusku ja makkaratehtaan arvoitus at the colorful cast of mennd women. .
Ther I m not surprised to hear it since the sheer number #New Facts Here #facts here re She even seems to have made conscious effort to void the obvious ones George Washington s teeth Lincoln s jokes etc Of course you can t help but wonder if Ms Katz made too much work for herself when she included note on what each president was the first to do Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry and didn t go with the obviousnswers George Washington First president pictured on postage stamp Abraham Lincoln First president born outside the boundaries of the thirteen original states in Kentucky No Mean FeatIn One Of The Reviews I Read The Reviewer featIn one of the reviews I read the reviewer that Katz brings up facts bout the presidents that The Online Diary of a Masochistic Submissive aren t particularly interesting Millard Fill was boring James Madison was short John Adams rotund etc Seems to me that isn t very fair consider how much fun their poemsnd the ccompanying illustrations re in the end Besides I consider Millard Fill the letter X of the presidential world You know how every time you get Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution anlphabet book you flip to the letter X to figure out how the uthors chose to handle that difficult letter Well the same goes for Fill Even William Henry Harrison s interesting s The Simpsons put it I died in thirty daysThe poetry itself mostly worked There re however few times that it really rankled I m not particularly creative person when it comes to scans nd rhymes I like poems to make sense to me s they ABABAB or AABBCCD In this book you really have to go on case by case basis with some of these poems Yankee Doodle Dandy My Lady Viper about William McKinley for example threw me for serious loop The rhyme scheme such Sunflower as it isppears to be ABCCD EDFFG When I write it out like that it makes lot sense On the page however I was stumped by how to read it loud particularly when the last word of dandy didn t seem to rhyme with Periyar: A Political Biography of E.V. Ramasamy anything Poems like thesere rarities in sea of verse that works I just wished that they ll flowed Doughnuts: Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home as nicelys poems like The White House Gang bout Teddy Roosevelt being part of his son s rough nd tumble crew or A Presidential Memo bout NixonRobert Neubecker was n interesting fella to tap for this book I know he s done lot of different books over the years but my primary ssociation with him is still Wow City nd its spin offs Neubecker s job here is hardly easy nyway First there s the issue of making the presidents recognizable done well enough though caricaturist he will never hope to be Then there s the issue of throwing than one race into the images Whenever we talk bout the presidents we have to wait n wfully long time before we can get to Barack Neubecker slips in different ethnicities when he reasonably can The fellow Commit!: Unlock Your Full Potential and Learn to Lead Yourself aghastt John uincy Adams skinny dipping Folks in the ngry mob of Whigs not so sure bout that one circa 1841 but Announcing Trouble all right The trumpeter playing Hail to the Chief to Chester A Arthur You don t necessarily believe that they were therell the time nd we could debate if it s historically misleading to say that they were but t least Neubecker s making The Book of Revelation: an effort That s somethingAs for thert itself Neubecker has The Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time a good eye for what the most interesting thing to highlight in given poem might be Often he has to get Edward Keating: Main Street: The Lost Dream of Route 66 a little creative Grover Cleveland was the only president to serve two nonconsecutive terms Have him shaking hands with himself President Eisenhower was only one of seven brothersll known s Ike Show picture of seven identical boys ll different ges ll with the same face Sometimes the images don t make reference to the poems but to the small notes that come fterwards For example the image that Calibre (Inspector Brant, accompanies the Rutherford B Hayes poem The President s on the Phone shows Rutherford reacting to high C described in the note s sung by one of his friends nd that shattered the telephone s sounding board Hey man Making this kind of stuff interesting bout dudes who re seriously dull is no easy matterThe closest pproximation this book has to ny other in your verage everyday children s room is that classic Caldecott winner So You Want to be President by Judith St George Like this book that one identified various presidents nd highlighted some uirks Katz eschews the known stories s well s the scandals nd controversies that dogged many of the men in here In the process she grants some of these fellows posthumous present something to remember them by Not the big things but the little ones The details April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici and funny matters that made them human beings Becauses far No Life But This as I can tell the best way to get kid interested in something is to point out something weird bout it After that it may not be smooth sailing but t least they ll have something to remember President Taft for besides the Judiciary Act of 1925 of courseFor ges 6 Who have lived in the White House With footnotes relating the facts behind the inspiration for each poem nd The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution a section called “Presidential Notesnd uotes” in the back this is one hilarious history lesson that kids will elect to read over The Philosophers Pupil and overgai.