President Adams’ Alligator and Other White House Pets {Review}

President Adams' Alligator {Review) -

I was introduced to the series of books about U.S. Presidents by Peter W. Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes when I won the Homeschool Blog Award from The Homeschool Post. Woodrow the White House Mouse was one of my prizes. Princess Roo and I sat down and devoured it immediately. Because of Princess Roo’s reaction to that book, when I got the opportunity to read President Adams’ Alligator and Other White House Pets, I jumped at the chance.

President Adams’ Alligator and Other White House Pets

President Adams’ Alligator and Other White House Pets by Peter W. Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes arrived at our house mid-morning. The girls jumped up from their lessons and ran to the door to see what FedEx had brought us. When I took the book out of the package, I knew our homeschool lesson plans for the day had changed. BookGirl and Princess Roo were completely engrossed in the book.

Engrossed in President Adams' Alligator -

I set aside my original plans for social studies and read President Adams’ Alligator to the kids. It is full of facts about the Presidents and their pets, including the names of the unusual animals and how they were housed and treated while on White House property. The Presidents and their pets are presented in chronological order. I appreciate that because it reinforces a timeline for the girls.

I also love that this book, like Woodrow the White House Mousehas a picture at the front of the book that the kids must search for on each page. This is fun for all children, but it’s especially helpful for children with visual processing (and similar) issues. These books allow them to do some “therapy” without it feeling like work!

I am impressed by President Adams’ Alligator and Other White House Pets. It is full of interesting and fun facts about the Presidents and their pets, has full-color illustrations that capture the imagination, has fun hidden pictures on every page, and has completely captured my children’s attention!

If you’re looking for something fun, engaging, and educational, you need to check out President Adams’ Alligator and Other White House Pets! Your family just might love it as much as we do!

Little Patriot Press has generously agreed to give TWO of you a copy of President Adams’ Alligator! This giveaway ends at 9:00 pm CST on Friday, February 8, 2013. Please enter using the Giveaway Tools widget below, and read the full terms and conditions after you log in to the widget.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Little Patriot Press in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. I only recommend products my family personally uses and enjoys. This post may contain affiliate links.

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7 Responses to President Adams’ Alligator and Other White House Pets {Review}

  1. Meg says:

    My younger ones love animals, and my DD is studying Presidents. ODS can read it to a little one – sneak learning! Perfect for everyone!

  2. MichelleH says:

    My kids love quirky trivia. This book sounds like something they would really enjoy reading and sharing with others.

  3. Christine Nadolny says:

    I love this book. Has great concept with the extra activity and storyline with the history. My boys would enjoy it.

  4. Medina Mom says:

    This looks absolutely FASCINATING for the kiddos of all ages! Maybe it will help Duckie in his quest to make raincoats for the needy animals of the world 😉

  5. Rebecca C says:

    It looks like a fun book!

  6. kathy balman says:

    I would love to win because we are currently studying about the presidents. Also we saw a show called Rock The Presidents and they mentioned all the animals the various presidents owned an it really peaked my childrens interest. Thanks for the chance.

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