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What To Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the… (edition 2008)

by Barbara Kerley, Edwin Fotheringham (Illustrator)

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Title:What To Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!
Authors:Barbara Kerley
Other authors:Edwin Fotheringham (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Press (2008), Hardcover, 48 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, Growing up

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What To Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! by Barbara Kerley




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This is a very informative and fun book. The illustrations are entertaining and it gives a great description of the story of Alice Roosevelt's life. It is a biography of Alice's life.
  jresner | Jan 27, 2015 |
This biography is presented in a fun and exaggerated version of the Life of Alice Roosevelt. I think young readers, particularly young girls, will be delighted in reading a book about an historical figure as she progresses though her formative years. In the story, Alice seems to have many advantages that come with being the president's daughter. She gets to travel the world. She has a larger than life personality whose ambitions and passions were too much for her father to handle. She always wanted to be in the social circuit and move to her own tune. I believe that this book is a great tool to use in teaching children that doing something which they are passionate about while having fun is okay. It also can be used as an encouraging motivator for young readers to be themselves. ( )
  hlmusiclover | Nov 10, 2014 |

A biography about Alice Roosevelt, the daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt. Alice did not have a typical childhood, and this book tells her story of growing up with her father after her mother died with her step-mother and new siblings. The book focuses on Alice's experiences from her pet snake, to leg braces, to home studies, to world travels, and eventual marriage. While most students will learn about President Theodore Roosevelt, this book allows us to learn more about his family and relate to him as a father figure too.

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Alice sounds like a very exciting young lady who was quite mischievous. Learning about Alice Roosevelt in this book is like reading about a girl I might know in real life. It is exciting to learn about her adventures keeping in mind she was also the President's daughter.

Classroom Extensions:

1 - Alice had a pet snake named "Emily Spinach" - after learning about Alice's pet, students can draw their own pet and write about their pet's name explaining how their pet got it's name. If they do not have a pet, they can draw and name the pet they would like to have.

2 - Alice liked to travel. Using a map as a reference tool, students can plan Alice's next trip and decide what she will pack in her "two large hatboxes, four trunks, oodles of boxes and bags." A travel station with hatboxes, (cardboard) trunks, and oodles of boxes and bags can be arranged for student inspiration in the classroom. This story could be paired with other books about people (children) who traveled around the world, to add an additional dimension of geography lessons to the curriculum. ( )
  MaryMK | Nov 8, 2014 |
What a great biography for kids. Using the text features, this book builds fluency and expression. The illustrations and use of different font help younger readers make connections regarding character traits as well. THis book would likely build interest in some readers to seek out more info about Alice Roosevelt, so that might need to be monitored if the reader is younger, because Ms Roosevelt's later life wasn't all appropriate for students of a younger age.
  ekbrumley | Apr 30, 2014 |
What to do about Alice is about the story of Presidents Roosevelt's daughter and how many crazy things she did while he was president, something that would drive the president crazy and always thinking about what he could do about her. ( )
  tzarate | Apr 24, 2014 |
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Theodore Roosevelt had a small problem. Her name was Alice. Alice Lee Roosevelt was hungry to go places, meet people, do things. Father called it running riot. Alice called it eating up the world. Whether she was entertaining important White House visitors with her pet snake or traveling the globe, Alice bucked convention and turned every new experience into an adventure! Brimming with affection and wit, this spirited biography gives readers a peek family life inside the White House. Prose and pictures spring, gambol, and two-step across the pages to celebrate a maverick American heroine.


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A brief biography in pictures and simple text of Alice Roosevelt, the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and his first wife.

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