The President read “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak and the First Lady read “My Garden” by Wisconsin author Kevin Henkes at the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll. Both books are printed at WORZALLA in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA!!
WASHINGTON — A teeth-gnashing U.S. president reprised what has become an annual at the Easter Egg Roll Monday by reading the Maurice Sendak classic Where the Wild Things Are to children gathered on the White House lawn.
With a group of children arrayed before him for the colourful springtime ritual on the White House South Lawn, Barack Obama mimicked the book’s monsters, growling and challenging the youngsters to a staring contest.
Under sunny skies with mere wisps of clouds overhead Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama was flanked by the president and an Easter bunny on the White House’s Truman Balcony as she said the emphasis of the 136th Easter Egg Roll would be healthy eating and staying active.
The event’s theme was “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape” and featured live music, yoga and obstacle courses in addition to the egg roll, sports and storytelling.
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