White House Kids: The Perks, Pleasures, Problems, and Pratfalls of the Presidents' Children

White House Kids The Perks Pleasures Problems and Pratfalls of the Presidents Children Living in America s most famous residence might seem glamorous at first it s the most fun place any kid could live There s a bowling alley in the basement chefs are always available to prepare whatev

  • Title: White House Kids: The Perks, Pleasures, Problems, and Pratfalls of the Presidents' Children
  • Author: Joe Rhatigan Jay Shinn
  • ISBN: 9781936140800
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Living in America s most famous residence might seem glamorous at first it s the most fun place any kid could 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 Living in America s most famous residence might seem glamorous at first it s the most fun place any kid could 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 Filled with wacky, weird, and wonderful stories, it 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.

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    1. Each chapter in White House Kids (Rhatigan, 2012) deals with a different aspect of being a child in this unusual setting. Rhatigan’s main ideas include how it is a privilege to be a White House kid and how there are definitely drawbacks. Students will get a sense of how security (Secret Service and all) has changed over time as well as other aspects of these children’s lives. This is a great opportunity for students to become familiar with the presidents of the U.S. through a different lens. [...]

    2. i received this book for Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewi really appreciated this book , my 10 and 14 year daughters were hooked to the story, the book's format was not working well in our kindle so we had trouble reading, a lot of white spots and shadows . but overall we could arrive at the end.e stories were very very interesting, we read all of them, it was a pity that not all the pictures were visible in our kindle i will try to buy the paperback as soon will be on stores!!!

    3. Richie’s Picks: WHITE HOUSE KIDS: THE PERKS, PLEASURES, PROBLEMS, AND PRATFALLS OF THE PRESIDENTS’ CHILDREN by Joe Rhatigan and Jay Shin, ill Charlesbridge/Imagine!, 96p ISBN: 978-1-936140-80-0“While you do your homework upstairs, there will be hundreds of people downstairs working. That’s not including the more than six thousand people who come to visit your new house every day. And, oh yeah, there are armed guards at every entrance and a SWAT team on the roof.”In introducing us to th [...]

    4. What a fun little book. The White House Kids: The Perks, Pleasures, Problems, and Pratfalls of the Presidents' Children by Joe Rhatigan and illustrated by Jay Shinn explores the lives of children, grandchildren, or other youthful relations of the Presidents during their time in office from George Washington to Barack Obama. This colorful book with interesting blurbs, photographs, and quotations looks at the various Presidents who occupied the White House over the years and their relationship wit [...]

    5. White House Kids: The Perks, Pleasures, and Pratfalls of the Presidents’ Children by Joe Rhatigan (Imagine Publishing, 2012) provides a fun and colorful picture of the history of children in the White House. From George Washington’s step-daughter to the Obama girls, White House Kids gives an interesting portrait of how life changed for the children of the nation’s most well known public official. It’s not easy being a kid, and being thrust in the limelight while still a child obviously b [...]

    6. White House Kids by Joe Rhatigan is a nominee for the 14-15 South Carolina Children's Book Award.Unlike many nonfiction books, White House Kids is targeted directly to kids. From the very first page, the author makes it clear just who his target audience is. He charges young readers to peruse this book and decide whether or not they would like to be a White House kid.Young readers will enjoy learning that many kids who grew up in this famed residence weren't exactly angels. As a matter of fact, [...]

    7. Rhatigan, J. (2012). White house kids: The perks, pleasures, problems, and pratfalls of the presidents’ children. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.By: Jayne WilsonReference Type: Biographical ReferenceCall Number: 975Description: Researched stories about the lives of the presidents’ childrenReview Source: Schultz, J. (2012). White House Kids: The Perks, Pleasures, Problems, and Pratfalls of the Presidents' Children. School Library Journal, 58(8), 94.Relevance and Relationship: $14.95; Upper elem [...]

    8. Rating this is difficult because this is a children's book and I'm an adult, but I almost think this book would be more interesting to parents, especially those interested in history, than children. Some aspects, such as assassinations, would be challenging for children, and many of the quotes and reflections of former White House kids are from an adult point of view. While I was interested in the children's adult lives, I doubt most kids would be. On the other hand, the format, with lots of sho [...]

    9. This title gives intermediate readers a personal view of life in the White House told from the perspectives of 70 of the children and grandchildren who called it home. Opening pages provide an introduction to the building and what life inside it is like. From Washington to Obama, lively text covers the changes in White House life over the years, as well as some elements that are still relatively the same. First-person narratives, quotes and interview excerpts describe the pros and cons of living [...]

    10. Engaging, fun and informative, White House Kids is about the children who have lived in the White House while their fathers were President. Targeted towards middle school children I think kids and adults alike can enjoy this fact-filled book of the amazing and the ordinary world of children being children in the hotbed of Washington. The book asks a very direct question: Would you like to grow up in the White House? and from there invites us in to explore what it might be like. We learn about th [...]

    11. Not every child who has lived in the White House is noted, but enough of them are to give the reader an excellent portrait of what life was like for the children who called this famous mansion "home". Four chapters are organized by theme, and they are generously illustrated with both photographs and illustrations. The information on the pages can be factoids, collected anecdotes from several children about one topic such as life with the Secret Service, or in depth information about one person, [...]

    12. An interesting take on a topic not overly published. This book talks about the children and grandchildren of all of our Presidents-past and present. Usually books of this nature talk about the hobbies, likes and dislikes, etc. This book is intriguing in that it discusses both the perk and pitfalls of being a First Kid. It is written in a atheistically pleasing manner and the content is mixed in with photographs and drawings throughout. Every few pages has a “Did you know?” sidebar and some [...]

    13. A fascinating little book about some of the children who have lived in the White House. Fewer than 50 people have been president, but more than 200 children have called the White House home, and this is the story of their lives. First-person accounts, letters, interviews, many photographs and illustrations, anecdotes and descriptions, all combine to make this a very readable and entertaining book, aimed at children but also of interest to adults. Each chapter concentrates on a different aspect o [...]

    14. Would you want to live in the White House? That is the question the author poses to his audience. Directed at middle school kids, this book gives readers a taste of what it would be like to live in the White House by providing anecdotes and stories about the kids that have lived there throughout the years. For kids that like history and like to read about people their own age, this is a good book to read. Received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    15. I read this because it was on the Children's Choice 2013 IRA list for 5th and 6th grades. This book chronicles what living in the White House might have been like for the children who have lived there. It tells about the lives of many of the kids, as well as the perks and problems of living on the public eye. There are many quotes from the First Kids themselves over the years.

    16. Really interesting look at the lives of the First Kids. Tells about their schooling, their antics, their social activities and what they thought about living in the White House. There is a lot of really interesting stuff in this book. I think I was most fascinated by the Roosevelt kids both FDR's and Teddy's. These kids seem like they actually enjoyed life in the White House.

    17. "Once you've been a White House Kid, you'll always be a White House kid." This quote by former White House kid Julie Nixon Eisenhower captures all the good and bad of living in the nation's most famous home. Fun facts and family portraits abound in this graphically attractive book.

    18. Very interesting as well. I've always been fascinated reading about the different presidents and their families. A lot of neat tidbits for kids to learn. I think 3rd grade and up would do okay with this book. The younger grades would love seeing the pictures and reading the captions.

    19. Though this is geared toward kids, I really liked it. It's full of interesting tidbits and stories about First Kids.

    20. Great book for upper elementary school students. Lots of pictures as well as cool graphics that would catch a kid's eye. I loved the trivia! My 8th grade students did as well :)

    21. It's a good book for children interested in what it's like to live in the White House. Nothing surprising, but entertaining.

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