In which Brianna takes absurd delight in the plight of a former Commander in Chief of these United States. Though the story is probably apocryphal, it nevertheless makes for a silly and charming picture book. This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase anything using those links, we get paid, which helps keep Busy Nest News running. Thanks!
President Taft is Stuck in the Bath, by Mac Barnett and Chris Van Dusen
One of my favorite kinds of humor involves taking a very silly or trivial matter, and coloring it with such seriousness and hyperbole, that it becomes absurd. I tell my husband that his cookies will be ready in 10 minutes, and he says he’s appalled that he’ll have to wait 15. I remind him the number was 10, and now he moans about the 20 minute wait. By the time the cookies are done, he is dramatically moping about having waited three hours for them. Then he grins, says “thanks” as he gives me a kiss, and takes a cookie.
Ariel and Brianna are friends who met while working in a library. Now they collaborate to develop life-enhancing book club experiences.
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