Barack Obama Reads 'Where the Wild Things Are': The Animated GIF

The full range of the president's facial expressions, captured

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

You know what's cool? Pictures of Barack Obama doing a dramatic reading of Where the Wild Things are the White House Easter Egg Roll. You know what's cooler? A looped video of him growling while reading. But you know what's coolest? This GIF, created by The Atlantic's resident photo and video goddess, Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg. The original photos are by The Associated Press' Susan Walsh. Enjoy!

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David A. Graham is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers political and global news. He previously reported for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The National.

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