White House Kids
The Perks, Pleasures, Problems, and Pratfalls of the Presidents' Children
By Joe Rhatigan
Illustrated by Jay Shin
Hardcover with Jacket | 9 x 10 | 96 pages | All-Color
July 2012 | Imagine
Carton Quantity: HC 22
ISBN 13: 978-1-936140-80-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-60734-472-8
Living in America’s most famous residence might seem glamorous at first—it’s the most fun place any kid could ever live! There’s a bowling alley in the basement, chefs are always available to prepare whatever you’re craving, and sometimes presidential aides will even help you with your homework! But life isn’t always easy for the youngsters who call the White House home. They’re always in the spotlight, and those pesky Secret Service agents are always around. For every perk, there’s a problem.
From Washington to Obama, see the White House through the eyes of the children and grandchildren of the presidents. Filled with wacky, weird, and wonderful stories, this book shows what it’s like to call the president Dad (or Granddad or Uncle). Find out what schools they went to, what mischief they caused, and what pets they had. There are first-person accounts from letters and interviews, fascinating photos, original illustrations, and even a section that follows the children after they left the White House.
Joe Rhatigan has authored more than twenty books for children and adults, including Bizarre History, Bizarre Crimes, Don't Unravel When You Travel, and Out-of-This-World-Astronomy. He has also produced several best-selling books and series, including 101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12!, The Boo Boo Book, and the My Very Favorite Art Book series. Joe has been a poet, a teacher, a marketing manager, and a newspaper boy. He lives in Ashville, North Carolina with his wife and three children.