Year: 2014

Review

Illustrated by Victor Juhasz
(Sleeping Bear Press, 2014)

"Eleanor Roosevelt was known for lots of things, but her love of hot dogs probably isn't one of them. This book remedies that by taking a little-known incident from history and turning it into a delightful picture book....Kimmelman does a pithy job of presenting both this amusing incident and also what was happening in both the country and a world on the brink of war." --Booklist

"Caricature drawings capture the essence of the personalities and behaviors of the four main participants, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, while adding a sense of reality and amusement to the historically little-known episode. Kimmelman's straightforward storytelling...deftly brings this bit of Americana to life....A captivating introductory piece for budding history buffs." --Kirkus Reviews