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Kids will be kids—even when they live in the White House! From Tad Lincoln (secretly called a “tyrant” ) to the Roosevelt gang (who kept a pet badger, a rat, dogs, snakes, horses, parrots, and a one-legged chicken!) to the Kennedys (who used the oval office as a playground) to Chelsea Clinton (who transformed herself from an awkward teen into an accomplished scholar), the ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published December 22nd 2009 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published August 1st 2004)
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What's it like growing up in the White House? First Kids by Gibbs Davis answers that question with the experiences of presidents' children, including the Roosevelt clan, the Coolidge boys, Chelsea Clinton, and even the Obama girls. Some of the kids loved living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, others did not, and still others let the power go to their head! What came through in all the anecdotes was the message that kids are kids, whether their father is POTUS or not.

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Jul 09, 2012 Anna rated it liked it
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The grandsons and I are reading this book nightly, chapter by chapter. I am learning things about kids who have lived in the White House right along with them. There are fun facts, such as Alice Roosevelt having a pet snake named Emily Spinach and sad occurrences like when President Coolidge's son died from an infection which developed from a blister. Yuck.
This is the 2004 edition - Does not include Obama children.
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Apr 08, 2014 Beyond the Pages rated it really liked it
This was such an interesting book. I really liked taking a look at the unique positions of some of the various first kids throughout history. We will revisit this one again, I am quite sure.
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