Moving can be scary!

Buzzy and Thomas Move into the President’s House

by Vicki Tashman, illustration: Fatima Stamato


Buzzy was one of Thomas Jefferson’s farm dogs. She lived with him in Monticello farm.
When Jefferson is elected on 1801 he moves to the white house and takes Buzzy with him.
Buzzy is feeling very anxious about the move. She has to say goodbye to all her friends
and live in a new place that she doesn’t know.
Where will she sleep? Where will she eat and play?

The story is based on a real historical fact, Buzzy was Thomas Jefferson’s dog
and she did move into the white house with him when he was elected.
What I like about this book is that it can be used as a base for learning
experience about one of the American founding fathers, but it is also a
great read for kids who are moving to a new place and are anxious about
the move. They would surely identify with Buzzy’s fears.