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. His illustrations that have been published in magazines and books and have been printed on T-shirts and greeting cards. He lives in Maine with his wife, two sons and, naturally, a dog.
By Mac Barnett
Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
Read by George Newbern
"Blast!" said Taft, "This could be bad."
"No amount of squeezing and shimmying or hefting and stretching will do: President Taft is stuck in the bath. Even if the entire event may not be true, Barnett turns the nonetheless legendary story into a hilarious cabinet-level fiasco...The combination of Barnett's repetitive assonance (" 'Double blast!' said Taft. 'Blast and drat!' ") and Van Dusen's gouache caricature illustrations (with strategically placed water and bubbles) sets the hilarious tone. A concluding author’s note reveals an archival photo of four men sitting in Taft's custom-built bathtub for the White House and presents the actual facts pertaining to the president and his numerous commissioned bathtubs. Studying the presidency need never be dull again." - Booklist
Released Tue Apr 25 00:00:00 UTC 2017