Wackiest White House Pets

Author: Katherine Gibbs Davis

Illustrator: David A. Johnson

Publisher: Scholastic

Publication Date: 2004

Genre: Nonfiction Picture Book

Audience: Gr. 3+

Awards: Parents’ Choice Gold Award

Overview: How many pets do you think have lived in the White House? 2? 20? 200? This book explores the variety of pets that have lived in the White House. From grizzly bears, dogs, and elephants, this book gives a bright approach to the United States presidents.

Activity: Have the students find a life lesson or motivational quote that has an animal in the quote.

Reviewer’s Name: Alex Corbutt