BUNNY ROMERO'S WHITE HOUSE ADVENTURE: THE WHOLE MEGILLAH!
This is a sweet-as-a-cookie rhyming story—fun to read aloud—with charming illustrations about a dream that comes true!
• Pages: 58
• Age Range: 4 - 8 years
• Pub Date: 8/13/2018
• Size: 8.5 x 8.5 inches
• ISBN: 978-0999446324
Themes: Purim, Thanksgiving, making dreams come true, immigration, friends, courage, humor, Spanish, Yiddish
Margie Blumberg, eating her tuna fish sandwich in the White House kitchen, 1995. (Photo by Jim Catler)
“You Gotta Have a Dream!”
By Margie Blumberg
It all began on Sunday, September 10, 1995 . . .
For a long time, my dream had been to eat my favorite sandwich, tuna fish, in the White House kitchen. As that lovely song “Happy Talk” (from South Pacific) says, “You gotta have a dream.” And this was mine. I told people about it whenever the subject of dreams, the White House, or tuna fish came up. One day, my sister was eating dinner in a restaurant, and seated at the next table was the White House chef. When she told him about my dream, he said he would be delighted to give us a private tour of the White House—and that it would include the kitchen! Now, after I had heard this incredible news, I was quite certain that I was not going to be sitting in the kitchen for a leisurely lunch—though that would have been terrific!—so I prepared a one-inch square sandwich. Good thing, too, because our tour of the kitchen was not long, so I had just a moment to pop the sandwich into my mouth. Jim snapped a photo to capture this “historic” moment, so I have proof that, indeed, my dream came true. This happened on September 10, 1995. From there, a story took form, and it eventually became Bunny Romero’s White House Adventure: The Whole Megillah!, featuring Purim, Thanksgiving, our first woman president, and hamantaschen—my favorite cookie!