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Miranda Reads The First Pup: The Real Story of How Bo Got to the White House

Author Bob Staake's cover for The First Pup

Miranda Ritts* writes:  The name of the book is The First Pup: The Real Story of How Bo Got to the White House. This book was written and illustrated by Bob Staake. I liked how this book has a lot of detail in the story. It gives readers a great idea of what went on in the beginning of President Obama’s inauguration. One of my favorite parts was when Malia and Sasha were picking a name for the dog. The illustrations in this book are great. They give a great picture of the people and the surroundings throughout the book.


From Diane:

I agree with Miranda on the naming of Bo being interesting. I liked the illustration of Bo’s entrance to the White House with the cautious expressions of the staffs’ face.  The illustrations are joyous, bright and colorful. This would be a good read to K-2 students. There are many non-fiction pairings that would go well with this title. One I prefer is from Elaine Landau’s The Best Dog Ever series Portuguese Water Dogs Are the Best!

A good nonfiction narrative tells as fascinating a story as fiction. I’m happy to point out that Elaine has dedicated her August, 2010, title Cocker Spaniels are the Best! to little ole’ me. Sweet! I am very honored by those 3 little words: To Diane Chen

*Miranda is my niece. She decided I had so many books with me on vacation in Iowa to read, that I needed help reading and blogging. Miranda has added her opinions to several blogs here.