Welcome to White House Dog Tales!
White House Dog Tales: The Very Personal Rhyming Diary of the White House Dog and the Mystery in the Fountain is a humorous and inspiring children’s book about the incoming White House dog. It is targeted to children between the ages of 5 – 12. But it will appeal to anyone who’s a fan of dogs, the White House itself, and the First Family.
The story surrounds an affable dog who can find things. While he becomes known around the White House for his ability, the dog has an Achilles heel: he doesn’t like the water. When confronted with a life and death situation, the dog has to face fears.
The moral to the story? Everyone can face their fears and do things they didn’t think possible. They just need to try.
The writer is Harold Goldberg, an award-winning journalist who is a columnist for Boys’ Life and has written for Family Circle, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, The New York Times Book Review, VH1 and many others. He is co-author of the best selling book My Life Among the Serial Killers. He is now working on a narrative history of video games for Random House.
The poem is read by Donna Mei-Ling Park. After a stint with MTV Canada as a fashion correspondent, she has opted for cerebral media and now travels the world for the country's most popular video game lifestyle TV show, the Electric Playground. She is based in Montreal.
The affable Leland Miller, also of Electric Playground, recorded and edited the poem.
The very smart Helen Pfeffer helped, too, with the cover design. We used GIMP 2.
Thanks to Anton Sanko from 'Big Love' for suggesting to do this digitally. And thanks for Peter Dizozza for suggesting CD Baby.
10 percent of the profits received from the sale of these MP3s will go to charity, including the World Wildlife Fund and Save The Children. If, for some reason, we sell 5,000 of these babies, the amount to charity will then increase to 15 percent.