The story goes that on a hunting trip in 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear. "Me? Shoot that little fella??" he said. "Why, if I so much as ruffled his fur, I'd never be able to look my children in the eyes again!?"
James Sage uses a playful blend of fact and fiction to tell this entertaining tale. The back matter includes a historical note, photos and a list of sources. The lively, fun narrative and vivid illustrations by Lisk Feng make for a wonderful read-aloud with universal appeal: adults will find it as charming as children do. The book has many applications in the social studies curriculum for the early grades, as the period and the president are brought vividly to life. And, of course, it's a perfect pick for Presidents' Day. The story also presents an inspiring small-business entrepreneurial success story.