The First Pup: The Mostly True Story of How Bo Got to the White House


THE FIRST PUP introduces the whole Obama family through their highly-anticipated search for the perfect dog. Staake’s vibrant illustrations take us from election night in Chicago, to the Obamas’ first weeks in Washington, down to a farm in Texas, and back to the White House in this exciting tale. 


North American publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Foreign rights: MacMillan Children's, Kerry Nordling (

Film rights: Gillian MacKenzie (




"Dazzlingly fun and lively" --SF Gate