Which First Puppy Book?

As soon as the newly-elected President Obama uttered the phrase “new puppy,” several enterprising publishers began work on books to feed first puppy mania.

Jules Feiffer and his daughter Kate teamed up for Which Puppy?, a crash title from Paula Wiseman Books (Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers), that tells the story of the various animals who yearn to live at the White House.

As he proved in his beloved read-aloud Bark George!, Jules Feifer can do dogs (also see below for more confirmation). The wonderful surprise is that, although it is “ripped from the headlines,” this is a timeless tale of the animals who yearn to be chosen and find that they need only be themselves and that is enough.

Which Puppy?
Kate Feiffer
Price: $16.99
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books – (2009-04-07)
ISBN-10: 1416991476
ISBN-13: 9781416991472

Today, both the NY Times and USA Today wrote about another instant puppy book, published by a company that specializes in books on team mascots. It is written by the company’s founder.

BO America’s Commander in Leash
Naren Aryal
Price: $14.95
Hardcover: 0 pages
Publisher: Mascot Books – (2009-04-20)
ISBN-10: 1934878707
ISBN-13: 9781934878705

Sleeping Bear Press is publishing a book about a Portie looking for the perfect home.

Can he find it?


First Dog
J. Patrick Lewis, Beth Zappitello
Price: $15.95
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press – (2009-04-15)
ISBN-10: 1585364673
ISBN-13: 9781585364671

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