Pam Cipkowski's Reviews > First Pooch: The Obamas Pick a Pet

First Pooch by Carole Boston Weatherford
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Mar 12, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: animal-books, kids-books
Read in May, 2010

Describes Barack Obama's promise to his daughters to get a dog, and Sasha and Malia's patient wait while their parents were on the campaign trail. Told in a simple, straightforward way that weaves the facts into a lighthearted story that kids will enjoy, particularly preschoolers through first or second graders. Touches on the issue of the family's consideration of a shelter dog. Additional material at end talks about other presidential pets, but I wish further information had been given regarding the responsibilities of pet ownership and perhaps a note regarding the millions of pets waiting for homes in shelters and why adoption can be the best option.

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