Review // A Puppy for the White House

Genre: Children’s Book
Author: Kathleen Smith

Author Kathleen Smith has written a delightful children’s book. A Puppy for the White House was a great reminder that the Presidential family is in many ways like any other ordinary family. She starts her story with a teacher asking her fifth grade class about the President’s acceptance speech. The President says to his daughters, “Sasha and Malia, I love you both more than you can imagine. And you have earned the new puppy that is coming with us to the White House.”
The teacher asks the children to write a story about the imagined journey of the First Family adopting their dog. After months of research, hard work and many revisions the class story is finished. The endearing tale that follows is a great learning tool. Older youngsters can read the book themselves and have an enjoyable story and learn a little history. Or, this would be a great book to read to younger children.
Adding to the simple charm of this wonderful hardcover book are the illustrations by Laurie Hansen. This book has it all; great story, good quality paper and beautiful images. All the reader needs to bring is a little imagination.
I highly recommend this enjoyable book to young and old alike. It was truly a pleasure to read and review A Puppy for the White House.
Reviewed by: Donetta Garman, Allbooks Review


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