Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Get the Scoop on Presidential Puppies in Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out!

President Elect Obama is Looking for a Puppy for Sasha and Malia!

The First Presidential Pups Belonged to George Washington!

George Washington's hounds-- Sweet Lips, Tipsy, Tipler, Loe, Searcher, Taster, and Drunkard never got to live in the White House. The illustration you see of George and his hounds was done for Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out by Steven Kellogg. When your read Our White House, you will find out why neither Washington or his animals had the opportunity to reside in the presidential mansion. And readers six to sixty will enjoy reading Steven Kellogg's presidential pet piece! Take a long look at Kellogg's delightfully detailed drawing of all the presidents and the animals that roamed the White House grounds. Pick your favorite for "Best in Show" and see if you can find Jimmy Carter's "killer rabbit."

All royalties from the sale of Our White House benefit the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance who created Our White House to promote literacy and historical literacy. All the contributors to Our White House, gifted their work to this creative tour de force that offers a dynamic view of more than 200 years of American history. Please note that the provocative, witty book cover art for Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out was done by nationally renowned illustrator David Macaulay.

And be sure and check out the companion educational website for Our White House at:

Find out more about the presidential pets in
Our White House:
Looking In, Looking Out
available at your local library or bookstore!

★ “Powerful. . . .Fascinating. . . . Challenging.”
— School Library Journal
(starred review)

★ “A blue-ribbon choice for family sharing during an election
year.” — Publishers Weekly
(starred review)

★ “Unique bits and pieces . . .create a browser’s dream as readers explore the nooks and crannies of American history.”
— The Horn Book (starred review)

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