Sunday, April 19, 2009

First Book for First Dog

After one whole day of being first dog to the American First Family it was announced that first Portuguese Water Dog, Bo, would star in his own canine romp to be published next week. Bo: America's Commander In Leash.

Publisher Mascot Books says the book will follow the First Family’s new dog “on an exciting adventure as he learns all about the White House and experiences the traditions that make it such a special place.”

According to The London Telegraph the book’s illustrator has been working on the book for the last couple of months, leaving space in places where the dog would appear when he was actually chosen. Once Bo was named and shown, he could quickly be inked in and -- voila! -- instant (ahem) art.

Virginia-based Mascot books is on familiar ground here, specializing as they do in children’s books about school mascots. As well, they have a division that hand-holds would-be authors through the publication of self-published books for children. It seems a safe bet that their timely unveiling of Bo: America's Commander In Leash and the international press attention the book has received will push this small publisher to a whole new level.



Anonymous Mike Licht said...

Do Portuguese Water Dogs eat linguiça?


Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 3:17:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Juanita Rose Violini said...

Does the dog get royalties? Do they pay him in milk bones?

In any case, it is a very timely idea and that seems to be a big factor in book selling.

Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 6:48:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally I think the art for the book looks a little cheesy but will reserve judgement until I see the finished product.

Monday, April 20, 2009 at 1:51:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee... I've seen a lot of articles about "Commander in Leash" but very little about "How I became First Dog at 1600 Pooch'lvania Avenue". This Bo book is all about animal rights and rescue, civics and ecology for kids. Truly educational and inspirational for young readers! It's at and on Amazon.

Friday, May 1, 2009 at 9:52:00 AM PDT  

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