by Karen Beaumont
illustrated by David Catrow
It's a momentous day here in the coop. While two of us remain glued to our media outlets, one of us is shaking her tail feathers in Washington, DC to celebrate an event of EGG-ceptionally EGG-citing proportions...a new puppy in the White House!!! We are besides ourselves with anticipation. Will the new first dog be a purebred Portuguese water dog or a lucky labradoodle? Or perhaps a frisky cockapoo or a lovable bullschitzu? Whatever it is, the Three Silly Chicks are ready to welcome our new first pooch with open wings, chew toys and doggy treats.
In the meantime, we highly recommend Doggone Dogs, to our fellow dog-loving readers. Brought to you by the same talented team who gave us I Ain't Gonna Paint No More, this rhyming picture book guarantees belly laughs with Beaumont's playful romp of a text accompanied by Catrow's comedic crew of canines. Parents and Librarians: read this aloud to your kids (or have them read it to you!) and then let the doggone discussion ensue! Some questions to consider: Which dog in the book is your favorite? What kind of dog would make a good White House pet? If you were Malia and Sasha Obama, what would you name the first dog? Feel free to leave your own opinions in the comment section!