Madeline at the White House
John Bemelmans Marciano
From the dust jacket, “Madeline and friends are off to enjoy a wonderful American adventure. The White House in Washington, D.C., is their destination, where they are the guests of the president’s lonely only daughter for the annual Easter Egg Roll. Cake and ice cream, dress-up games, and scary stories told in the dark are capped off by a magical nighttime tour of the capital’s most famous landmarks, before it’s time for the twelve little girls in two straight lines to say, “Au revoir, America!”
This is my first Madeline book and I really liked it. The only disappointing thing was that Madeline only got 1 day to spend with the lonely president’s daughter. She should have had at least a week to tour the city with Candle!! It’s a lovely rhyming story that is fun to read out loud and the pictures are simple line drawings that tell a whole lot more than meets the eye. I wish I were invited to the White House Easter Egg Roll – it looks like so much fun!!
Rating 4 out of 5 for all the fun (and magic, too!) this slim volume contains.