The First Pup

The Real Story of How Bo Got to the White House

By Bob Staake
(Feiwel & Friends, Hardcover, 9780312613464, 40pp.)

Publication Date: May 25, 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2010 Kids' Next List
“With bright illustrations rendered in Bob Staake's usual eye-catching and original style, First Pup tells the story of President Obama's adoption of Bo from various sides of the story - the puppy in Texas waiting for the right family, Senator Ted Kennedy's match-making role, and Sasha and Malia, hopeful for a puppy since the campaign days.”
-- Caitlin Doggart, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Chatham, MA


Once upon a time, a man named Barack Obama ran for president of the United States and he won On the night of his victory, he made a very important announcement: When he and his family were settled in their new home in Washington, D.C., his daughters would get . . . A PUPPY

On a farm in Texas, a puppy had been born. One of ten brothers and sisters, this puppy was lively and smart, but he needed a new home.

From a Texas farm to the White House, this is the real story of Bo--the First Pup

"The First Pup" is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author
Bob Staake has written and/or illustrated more than sixty books, including The Red Lemon, a New York TimesBook Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. He has been a cover artist for The New Yorker since 2006, and his November 17, 2008, Barack Obama victory cover was named the Best Magazine Cover of the Year by Time magazine. He lives on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts
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