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Posted June 20, 2002
SPRIGHTLY ILLUSTRATIONS WITH A FUN TEXT
Michael Garland's latest upbeat story is as American as, well, apple pie, and as brightly colorful as a Fourth of July parade. It's an imagined look-back at our history and a charming portrait of small town life. The year is 1909 and the President, William Howard Taft, is coming to town. Now, he's not only our country's leader but he's a jolly man who appreciates a good meal (from his rotund appearance many of them). The President's train IS greeted by the Fireman's Band playing 'Hail To The Chief' and a loud round of cheers when Taft himself emerges. But, before the President can dedicate the town's new flagpole his attention is caught by an aroma that he can't resist. When he asks what it might be a young boy suggests it might be 'Tony's Italian Villa,' where they make wonderful spaghetti. The boy leads Taft to Tony's and then on a gustatorial tour of his city. Still, the President was smelling something else delicious. Guess what it was? With sprightly full color illustrations and a fun text 'The President and Mom's Apple Pie' deserves some cheers of its own.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.