Live via Zoom:
Saturday, October 3, 11:30 AM ET
Story Time: Erin McGill presents
If You Want a Friend in Washington: Wacky, Wild & Wonderful Presidential Pets
Erin McGill, author-illustrator of I Do Not Like That Name and Matchy Matchy, returns to Greenlight to share her latest picture book, If You Want a Friend in Washington. President Truman famously said, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." And a dog is what many presidents got. Others preferred cats, horses, small critters, or even big, ferocious animals like bears and alligators. With a catchy refrain ("If you want a friend in Washington . . . , "), this is a clever, funny, and informative look at the animals that have passed through the White House. McGill brings to life a menagerie of presidential pets in this entertaining, whimsical, and carefully researched picture book that's perfect for animal lovers and history buffs alike. Join McGill for this wacky, wild, and wonderful virtual story time!