An A+ performance! Barack Obama BARKS like a dog while reading 'The Bear Ate Your Sandwich' with wife Michelle as the couple films another virtual story time for kids in lockdown

Michelle Obama was joined by a famous fellow reader on Monday on her popular virtual story time series 'Mondays With Michelle Obama.'
After reading 'The Giraffe Problem' by Jory John and Lane Smith, the former first lady, 56,  was joined by her husband, Barack Obama, 58, and together the couple read 'A Bear Ate Your Sandwich' by Julia Sarcone-Roach.
The two gave an animated reading of the book, with the former president even barking at one point to imitate a dog in the story.
Coupled up: Barack and Michelle Obama came together for a virtual story time on Monday
Coupled up: Barack and Michelle Obama came together for a virtual story time on Monday
Read with them! Together the couple read 'A Bear Ate Your Sandwich' by Julia Sarcone-Roach
Read with them! Together the couple read 'A Bear Ate Your Sandwich' by Julia Sarcone-Roach
That was ruff! At one point, the former president even barked liked a dog when reading the part of a dog on the page
That was ruff! At one point, the former president even barked liked a dog when reading the part of a dog on the page
Michelle has been reading children's books online for the past several weeks in support of families with small children at home during the coronavirus pandemic, but this is only the second time her husband joined in. 
Every Monday, a new reading streamed on PBS Kids' Facebook page, its YouTube page, and Penguin Random House's Facebook page.  
The read-alongs were initially supposed to wrap up after just four weeks, but Mrs. Obama appears to be keeping the popular videos going with a new release today.
Today, she read not one but two books, inviting her husband to join the fun.
The first book, she said, was a 'great story of wanting something that you don't have and not appreciating that what you have is pretty cool.'

Two for one: Michelle also read 'The Giraffe Problem' by Jory John and Lane Smith
Two for one: Michelle also read 'The Giraffe Problem' by Jory John and Lane Smith
Sweet: The first book, she said, was a 'great story of wanting something that you don't have and not appreciating that what you have is pretty cool'
Sweet: The first book, she said, was a 'great story of wanting something that you don't have and not appreciating that what you have is pretty cool'
After finishing, she moved over to share the screen with her husband, who held up the second children's book of the day.
The two took turns reading from the book, as the illustrations appeared on screen for the children watching at home.
Both are clearly practiced readers to children, using animated voices to drum up excitement.
On the last page was an image of a dog saying 'Ruff! Ruff! Ruff!' and Barack, game for some fun, happily did is best barking impression.
'See you guys. Keep reading!' he signed off. 
Next Monday, Michelle will bring on a pair of non-readers — the family's dogs, Bo and Sunny — for the canine-appropriate book 'Can I Be Your Dog?' by Troy Cummings.
Coming soon! Michelle bought more excitement to the internet today with the announcement that she has partnered with MTV for a virtual prom event that is set to air on May 22
Coming soon! Michelle bought more excitement to the internet today with the announcement that she has partnered with MTV for a virtual prom event that is set to air on May 22
Michelle bought more excitement to the internet today with the announcement that she has partnered with MTV for a virtual prom event that is set to air on May 22. 
'We’re coming together to throw you and students across the country a virtual prom,' Obama said in a Today show announcement.  
'You guys are missing out on a lot of major milestones. It doesn’t seem fair. It might not be what you were envisioning for this special occasion. I promise you that it will be a night that you are going to remember.'
The 'Prom-athon' will include prom-themed movies, a virtual party with performances and special guests, and short-form original content from 20 high school contest winners.
According to the New York Times, the competition winners are each getting $5,000 to make their 'prom dreams come true.' 
The prom event is also tied into a voter participation initiative called the 2020 Prom Challenge.
'The Prom-athon will be a fun, music-filled experience full of exciting surprises, complete with celebrity appearances and exclusive performances,' the statement said. 
Streaming: 'Mondays with Michelle' is a collaboration with Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children's Books, and PBS Kids
Streaming: 'Mondays with Michelle' is a collaboration with Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children's Books, and PBS Kids
The perfect babysitter: Back in April, she kicked things off by reading The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
The perfect babysitter: Back in April, she kicked things off by reading The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Michelle Obama announces weekly read-a-long for kids
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Back in April, Michelle kicked off her children's book readings with The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. 
She followed up with readings of There's a Dragon in Your Book by Tom Fletcher on April 27, Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeleron May 4, and Eric Carle's classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, on May 11.
According to Mashable, the readings are for Penguin Random House's literacy initiative Read Together, Be Together.'
'Mondays with Michelle' is a collaboration with Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children's Books, and PBS Kids. 
The initiative had been slated to launch this summer, but was pushed up due to the pandemic. 
Barack and Michelle Obama hold virtual story time for kids
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Reading fun: On May 14, the couple read 'The Word Collector,' a book written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, for the Chicago Public Library
Reading fun: On May 14, the couple read 'The Word Collector,' a book written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, for the Chicago Public Library
It's not the only reading video that the former first lady has taken part in.
On May 14, she and Barack sat down at home to read 'The Word Collector,' a book written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds.
In addition to reading the book to all the kids who tuned in, the couple also stressed the importance of libraries, including their own beloved Chicago Public Library.  
'Michelle and I want to do our part to give all you parents a break today, so we’re reading “The Word Collector” for @chipublib,' President Obama tweeted. 
'It’s a fun book that vividly illustrates the transformative power of words––and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.'
In the video, Michelle said, 'I remember my first trip to the library and how important I felt.
Flashback: She and former President Barack Obama are pictured reading to kids on Easter in 2016
Flashback: She and former President Barack Obama are pictured reading to kids on Easter in 2016
Equal opportunities: Mr. Obama is a big promoter of girls' education around the world
Equal opportunities: Mr. Obama is a big promoter of girls' education around the world
'I remember my first trip to the library and how important I felt,' Michelle said, sharing a photo of her as a kid with her brother Craig
'I remember my first trip to the library and how important I felt,' Michelle said, sharing a photo of her as a kid with her brother Craig 
An old photo of her and her brother Craig appeared on the screen. 
'It was around age four. My library card was a key that unlocked a world of knowledge and experiences.'
'Public libraries are essential institutions and thats why we're bring a new branch of the Chicago Public Library to the Obama Presidential Center on the South Side,' Barack added.
'When it opens, it will give families one more chance to explore their interests, learn, and engage with their communities. And we're excited for you to visit one day.'
The two then turned to 'The World Collector,' with Barack saying, 'We chose this book because illustrates the transformative power of words. I love words.'
'Yeah, your favorite,' Michelle replies, before they get started reading.
When they finished the book, Michelle joked that her husband was 'the word guy' and 'looks kind of like Jerome,' the main character of the book.
'They have the same ears,' she quipped.
'Mine are a little bigger than Jerome's,' he answered.
'A lot bigger,' she countered, getting a wide grin and a laugh from her husband. 
An A+ performance! Barack Obama BARKS like a dog while reading 'The Bear Ate Your Sandwich' with wife Michelle as the couple films another virtual story time for kids in lockdown An A+ performance! Barack Obama BARKS like a dog while reading 'The Bear Ate Your Sandwich' with wife Michelle as the couple films another virtual story time for kids in lockdown Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 01:38 Rating: 5

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