Presidential Pets

Presidential Pets

The Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived in the White House

By Julia Moberg; Jeff Albrecht Studios (Illustrator)

Imagine Publishing, Hardcover, 9781936140794, 95pp.

Publication Date: July 2012


This inside look at the White House's animal residents features a rollicking, rhyming verse for each commander-in-chief's pets, accompanied by cool facts, presidential stats, and laugh-out-loud cartoon art. John Quincy Adams kept an alligator in the bathtub, while Thomas Jefferson's pride and joy was his pair of bear cubs. Andrew Jackson had a potty-mouthed parrot, and Martin Van Buren got into a fight with Congress over his two baby tigers. First daughter Caroline Kennedy's pony Macaroni had free reign over the White House. But the pet-owning winner of all the presidents was Theodore Roosevelt, who had a hyena, lion, zebra, badger, snake, rats, a nippy dog that bit the French ambassador, and more!