Mac Barnett


What: Mac Barnett will discuss and sign his books for kids.

When: Wednesday, May 7, 5:00 pm

Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079

Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Mac Barnett for book personalization, please purchase one of his books from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at the event.

About the Author:

Mac Barnett is a New York Times-bestselling author of fifteen books for children, including EXTRA YARN, illustrated by Jon Klassen and winner of a Caldecott Honor, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and the E.B. White Read Aloud Award. He also writes the Edgar-nominated Brixton Brothers series of mysteries. He lives in Berkeley, California.


Mac Barnett’s latest picture book is PRESIDENT TAFT GOT STUCK IN THE BATH. George Washington crossed the Delaware in the dead of night. Abraham Lincoln saved the Union. And President William Howard Taft, a man of great stature -- well, he got stuck in a bathtub. Now "how "did he get unstuck? Author Mac Barnett and illustrator Chris Van Dusen bring their full comedic weight to this legendary story, imagining a parade of clueless cabinet members advising the exasperated president, leading up to a hugely satisfying, hilarious finale.


A limited number of autographed copies of Mac’s book will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of his book, please call us before the event at (281) 497-8675.

If you can't attend the event or need a copy shipped to you, you may call the store or add the appropriate book to your cart on our website. Payment type must be "CreditCard." In the order notes, add personalization details.

To place an international order, please email to obtain shipping details and to have items shipped to you. Staff will respond within 24-48 hours.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
14532 Memorial Dr
77079 Houston
President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763663179
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 25th, 2014

Inspired by a true anecdote, this larger-than-life tale of a presidential mishap is brimming with humor and over-the-top illustrations.

"Blast!" said Taft. "This could be bad."