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|1 Video DVD||Tue Apr 25 00:00:00 UTC 2017||38.99||38.99||9781520070995||Add to Cart|
George Washington crossed the Delaware. Abraham Lincoln saved the Union. President William Howard Taft, a man of great stature—well, he got stuck in the tub. But how did he get unstuck? In this larger-than-life tale of a presidential mishap, a parade of clueless cabinet members advise the exasperated president on just that!
"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
"...Barnett's text is propelled with a pleasing rhythm, alliteration, and occasional rhymes...Van Dusen's spread of cascading water pitching Taft's posterior into the air and out the window will surely please the intended audience. The energy in the gouache compositions, dominated by a presidential blue, comes from the motion lines around the frustrated, fleshy, quadruple-chinned head of state, as well as the preposterous solutions proposed. As with most humor, there will be some for whom this is not funny, so sensitivity to one's audience is encouraged." - Kirkus Reviews