If the Walls Could Talk: Family Life at the White House
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If the Walls Could Talk: Family Life at the White House

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In case you've ever wondered, the walls at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue have eyes and ears -- and, what's more, they don't miss a thing. Now, listen up because the walls have a thing or two to tell you!
During President John Tyler's presidency, the White House was such a mess that it was called the "Public Shabby House."
President William Howard Taft was so large that he had...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (first published August 10th 2004)
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If the Walls Could Talk: Family Life at the White House
Author: Jane O'Connor
Illustrator: Gary Hovland
Date of Publication:
Award: 2004
Genre: Non-Fiction, History, Commedy, Picture Book
Summary: This is an entertaining retelling of stories and quotes about the President. These are the less known/celebrated stories and offers a unique look into history of Washingtion, the White House and the iconic people who resided there.

Evaluative Commentary: Funny caricature style drawings are great to engage th...more
L-Crystal Wlodek
If The Walls Could Talk: Family Life at the White House is recommended for students in grades 3-6. It is a book that walks readers through the lives of the presidents in order from George Washington to George W. Bush. Throughout the book, interesting facts are mentioned relating to their stays at the White House. The presidents mentioned look like bobble heads and at the end of the book, each president answers a frequently asked question about the White House.

The trivia given throughout the boo...more
Cole and I found this book about the White House to be very interesting and entertaining. We learned some facts. The illustrations were great, too!
A chronological caricature picture book of the U.S. Presidents from Washington to George W. Bush telling a little bit about their time in the White House and the changes they brought to it. I loved the illustrations and bits of memorable trivia about this famous house and its residence. Perfect for any elementary school library or classroom.
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Since the publication of Fancy Nancy, Jane O'Connor's closet now boasts so many boas, tiaras, and sparkly ensembles that sometimes friends do not recognize her on the street. She still resides (that's a fancy word for lives) in New York City with her family and their canine companion, Arrow. --from the publisher's website
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