The King Who Barked: Real Animals Who Ruled
by Charlotte Foltz Jones
ill. by Yayo
New York : Holiday House, 2009
The King Who Barked is a collection of tales about real animals throughout world history that have been crowned as royalty or voted into public office. The animals range from a horse in the Roman Empire in the year 40 CE to feline mayors in Texas during the 1990s. The stories are humorous as are the illustrations. You might be surprised to read how many animal politicians have held office in the United States. (And I don't mean people acting like animals either).