It's 1909, and the President of the United States is coming to town! The streets are packed with people waiting for a glimpse of jolly President William Howard Taft. But when his train finally pulls into the station, Taft is more interested in chasing the delicious smell that is wafting on a summer breeze than in dedicating the town's new flagpole. A boy steps forward and offers to guide Taft through the town to find what he's looking for. Join the President as he follows his nose this way and that, sniffing out all of the best food on Main Street. It is a delicious journey!
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.11(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Michael Garland lives in Patterson, New York
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.