By Marc Snetiker
Updated April 09, 2012 at 08:59 PM EDT
Credit: Susan Walsh/AP
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For the record, “It’s the wild rumpus!” sounds like the most excellent campaign slogan ever. Kicking off Easter in presidential fashion at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll (which the First Lady has turned into the hottest lawn-based activity since the Slip ‘n Slide), President Obama got into character to deliver another reading of Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are, which has been an annual tradition there since 2009.

Points to POTUS for channeling his inner thespian for his most animated performance yet, which included several barks, a handful of bellows and a number of entertaining facial expressions. Truth be told, the video is relatively slow until about 1:18, when Obama starts to really get into it, launching into a Scooby Doo-meets-Cookie Monster roar to celebrate the book’s wild rumpuses. Watch below:

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