1,000 FACTS ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE
By: Sarah Wassner Flynn
Published: September 26, 2017
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books
In celebration of President’s Day this week, I’m featuring a book that gives you a personal tour inside the White House. This book is full of interesting facts, history, secrets related to privacy, and funny anecdotes. Kids and parents will enjoy reading this book and learning much about the most famous house in our country.
With over 40 sections of this book, there are facts on everything from the building and grounds to state dinners, food, Christmas, the Easter Egg Roll, rituals, decor, and security. Nothing is missed in this book full of fun information. History and political fans will love reading through this book.
Some neat things I learned from this book include:
- At the flick of a switch, windows in the Situation Room frost over to give the president privacy.
- President Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice kept a pet garter snake named Emily Spinach in the White House.
- First daughter Susan Ford held her school’s senior prom in the East Room of the White House in 1975.
- There are 35 bathrooms among the six levels of the White House and they also have low-flush toilets to save water.
- Each year, some 300,000 people enter the lottery for the annual Easter Egg Roll. Just 35,000 tickets are available. Ticket holders get a two-hour time slot to play and roll before they are ushered out and the next group brought in.
- President Thomas Jefferson had an ice house built on the White House Grounds so that he could have ice cream all year long.
|Sarah Wassner Flynn – source|
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