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What To Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt…

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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Alice Roosevelt, the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, was a free-spirited woman who did what she pleased, even from when she was a little girl. As a girl, she enjoyed hearing her father’s tales of important historical figures, playing with boys, and hated going the thought of becoming a proper lady. She taught herself many things in her father’s library such as astronomy, geology, and Greek grammar, and read many books by authors such as Twain and Dickens. As her father took on the position of president of the United States, Alice became involved in politics as well, assuming her role as goodwill ambassador, and eventually going on to marry a congressman. But everywhere she went, she was well-loved by people. And even though she was the daughter of the president and wife of a congressman, she enjoyed dancing the turkey trot at diplomatic balls and playing poker with boys.

In addition to being used in history, this book can also be used in a 3rd grade classroom to teach children the importance of being themselves despite what other people think or say.
  chongak | Nov 19, 2015 |
I gave this book a close reading for my children's lit class. Check out my review on my site How I Feel About Books. ( )
  howifeelaboutbooks | Nov 4, 2015 |
This hilarious book on Teddy's daughter is about how she was different from all girls and was not prim and proper like she should be. Once she arrived at her house with the all boys club dressed as girls. Another time her dad wanted her to start learning to ride the bike so she could be more "adventurous'' but the picture showed her riding the bike with her feet on the handle bars! A really cool picture book for all ages. I would specially recommend this book to funny, historical fiction picture book lovers. ( )
  FlorentinaH19 | Oct 11, 2015 |
What to Do About Alice? Is a very entertaining book with amusing pictures that tell the story of Alice Roosevelt. Alice was eccentric, outgoing, and a woman before her time. Her father, President Roosevelt, once stated that he could be President or control Alice, but couldn’t do both. Alice’s antics may have not been the norm for women of her time, but she loved life and was anything but pretentious. I could imagine this book to be a book to read that would inspire further research about the life of Alice Roosevelt. ( )
  elmisner | Jul 22, 2015 |
In my opinion, this was a very well written book. It describes the life of Alice Lee Roosevelt. The author introduced the time period by describing what Theodore Roosevelt was doing. She said “He had bagged a grizzly bear, captured outlaws, governed, the state of New York, and still, he had a problem. Her name was Alice”. I also liked the illustrations. It showed Alice’s journey as she travels the world as goodwill ambassador, helping the president. I also liked the language; it is age appropriate for the reader and the time frame for which it was written, and the writing is a large size. For example, Alice taught herself astronomy, geology, Greek grammar, and read many books. ( )
  AliciaTrotman | Mar 31, 2015 |
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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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