The White House cat

Cylin Busby

Book - 2022

Told from the viewpoint of the First Cat of the White House, this clever picture book takes readers on a tour of this historic residence where they will find out who really runs things around there.

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Children's Room New Shelf Show me where

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Children's Room New Shelf jE/Busby (NEW SHELF) Due Apr 23, 2022
Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Published
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers [2022]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
ISBN
9780063138865
0063138867
Main Author
Cylin Busby (author)
Other Authors
Neely Daggett (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 2—The building where the president of the United States and the first lady reside is a topic of curiosity, since very few people have the opportunity to go inside. This book introduces young readers to the perfect tour guide: a charming calico cat with an air of confidence and a glint of mischief in its eyes. This cat—who remains nameless except for the title "First Cat"—introduces staff members such as the usher, the pastry chef, and the chief engineer and leads readers through many rooms, including the kitchen, the bowling alley, the Rose Garden, the West Wing, and the Oval Office. There's even a touring group of youngsters. The warning not to touch the objects on display naturally does not apply to their feline host, who is visibly pleased to receive the kids' affection. Back matter includes a wealth of fun facts about history and traditions that pertain to the White House, and a cutaway illustration is labeled with both inside and outside spaces. Actual furnishings and décor are replicated with impressive detail. The cat and the humans are depicted through playful illustrations—it's possible that President Biden and Vice President Harris are in conversation in a view of a seating area in the Oval Office. VERDICT A welcome introduction to a national landmark with a spunky feline narrator who will appeal to many kids. An excellent addition to most collections and a great companion for books such as Erin McGill's If You Want a Friend in Washington: Wacky, Wild and Wonderful Presidential Pets.—Gloria Koster Copyright 2022 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Told from the viewpoint of the First Cat of the White House, this clever picture book takes readers on a tour of this historic residence where they will find out who really runs things around there.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Told from the viewpoint of the First Cat of the White House, this clever picture book takes readers on a tour of this historic residence where they will find out who really run things around there. 40,000 first printing. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Inspired by Willow Biden, the real first cat! This clever picture book is a delightful introduction to the White House from an unusual point of view: that of the first cat.You’ve heard of the President, the First Lady, and maybe even some first dogs who have lived at the White House. But what about the first cat?Follow along on this very special tour of the People’s House—you’ll see who really runs things around here. . . .With detailed illustrations and chock-full of fun facts about this historic residence—and the real first cats—this picture book is the perfect way to introduce children to the White House.