Arthur the aardvark wins the "How I Can Make America Great" contest. His whole class and his family win a trip to meet the President in Washington, D.C., and Arthur gets to deliver the speech.
Arthur, being an introspective and shy kid, is nervous that he will mess up the speech. His parents offer helpful advice: write your speech on index cards. Practice on the way.
The class has a blast visiting famous sites like the Washington Monument, the Capitol, the National Museum of Natural History, and the White House. These illustrations are whimsical and serve as good introductions to children about the U.S. capitol.
The White House tour includes some interesting facts. For example, every President except Washington has lived there. It has a barber shop, clinic, indoor pool, theater, etc.
The story is straightforward, and is mainly a vehicle to introduce young readers to the U.S. Capitol. I'd recommend for ages 5-8.