President Taft is Stuck in the Bath by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, was a winner of a read aloud. My students love "real" books, and this one fit that bill. They also enjoyed the entertaining illustrations, as more and more people entered Taft's bathroom trying to help him get unstuck.
My students had a bit of background knowledge about Taft already. They knew he had a bathtub built especially for him, and this story just added more detail to what they already knew. There are historical notes about Taft and his bathtub that are shared at book's end, which I found intriguing as did my students.
This was a great read aloud and I had several students wanting to check it out for the week. I will happily be adding this to my own collection as well.