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From last fall s charming First Dog, Dog is back and now eager to open up the White House for a holiday celebration, featuring customs and traditions from around the world. Following his round the world travels, Dog comes to live at the White House in time to experience his first Christmas there. As preparation for the Christmas Gala, he learns about specific White House cu From last fall s charming First Dog, Dog is back and now eager to open up the White House for a holiday celebration, featuring customs and traditions from around the world. Following his round the world travels, Dog comes to live at the White House in time to experience his first Christmas there. As preparation for the Christmas Gala, he learns about specific White House customs and then asks international canine guests to share their favorite holiday traditions. Customs covered include: the first decorated Christmas tree (Germany); the first Christmas card and hanging of mistletoe (England); Papa Noel (France); holiday treats (Holland and Canada).


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From last fall s charming First Dog, Dog is back and now eager to open up the White House for a holiday celebration, featuring customs and traditions from around the world. Following his round the world travels, Dog comes to live at the White House in time to experience his first Christmas there. As preparation for the Christmas Gala, he learns about specific White House cu From last fall s charming First Dog, Dog is back and now eager to open up the White House for a holiday celebration, featuring customs and traditions from around the world. Following his round the world travels, Dog comes to live at the White House in time to experience his first Christmas there. As preparation for the Christmas Gala, he learns about specific White House customs and then asks international canine guests to share their favorite holiday traditions. Customs covered include: the first decorated Christmas tree (Germany); the first Christmas card and hanging of mistletoe (England); Papa Noel (France); holiday treats (Holland and Canada).

30 review for First Dog's White House Christmas

  1. 5 out of 5

    Meg McGregor

    Ever since I can remember, I have loved Christmas and really enjoy discovering how other countries celebrate my favorite holiday! This story is so much fun and contains lots of tail-wagging and pawsome information! Dog found the perfect place to live, in the White House, and invites friends from all over the world to celebrate Christmas Eve with him. Dog shows the reader the Official White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room. And in the East Room, he shows us the lavish Nativity Scene and the fou Ever since I can remember, I have loved Christmas and really enjoy discovering how other countries celebrate my favorite holiday! This story is so much fun and contains lots of tail-wagging and pawsome information! Dog found the perfect place to live, in the White House, and invites friends from all over the world to celebrate Christmas Eve with him. Dog shows the reader the Official White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room. And in the East Room, he shows us the lavish Nativity Scene and the four fireplaces hung with garlands. Next is the Master Chef's masterpiece of the 390 pound white chocolate gingerbread White House. Truly remarkable and so detailed. As he greets his friends from all across the globe they bring him gifts from their land. Among the customs I enjoyed learning about were: A. Christmas cards got started in London, in 1843, by a gentleman named Sir Henry Cole. B. In Newfoundland, carolers wear disguises, knock on doors, and sing songs. It is called mummering. C. The Nativity Scene was thought up by St. Francis of Assisi. D. From Turkey Nicolas the Wonderworker, was the secret gift giver who became the model for Santa Claus. But a tradition I had never heard of is as follows. I knew that the first Christmas trees originated in Germany; children are not allowed to see the tree until Christmas Eve when it's decorated with apples, nuts, cookies, angels, cars, trains, tinsel, etc. The last ornament hung on the tree in Germany, is a GLASS PICKLE! The first child to find it gets and extra present! I will definitely have to start looking for a glass pickle!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    First Dog invites many of his friends from around the world to a special celebration of Christmas at the White House. As each dog comes, they share stories of their country's holiday traditions. A fun way to introduce children to a variety of ways to celebrate Christmas.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Eileen Carter

    This book is absolutely perfect for everyone no matter what their age. The story is delightful but the knowledge one gains from reading it is outstanding. Christmas around the world all in one book.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Rosa Cline

    The only reason I didn't give it a one star was the information in this book did spark my intrest and after my granddaughter went to bed did some 'googling' for information that this book brought to mind. The idea behind this book was a wonderful one, but in my opinion the writer just didn't pull it off. My granddaughter lost intrest after th first few pages and I kept trying to read it to her, got half way through turned to the last couple of pages and then just couldn't finish it in entirely. The only reason I didn't give it a one star was the information in this book did spark my intrest and after my granddaughter went to bed did some 'googling' for information that this book brought to mind. The idea behind this book was a wonderful one, but in my opinion the writer just didn't pull it off. My granddaughter lost intrest after th first few pages and I kept trying to read it to her, got half way through turned to the last couple of pages and then just couldn't finish it in entirely. People who are familiar with the Obama family in office know that this dog was suppose to be "Bo" but in the book he is 'Dog'. The story is from Dog's perspective but descriptions are that of an adult. He tries to describe the white house and the traditions like the huge gingerbread house made into a white house or the sizes of the Nativity scene or how many Christmas trees there are etc. Then dogs from around the world start showing up and each one describes traditions from their countries. But instead of the writing being interesting and something a child could understand and be interested in was just written in a corny way with much left to be desired. As I said my young granddaughter lost interest fast... and I could only imagine an older child would be left, as I was, with questions as 'is that really true' or want to look it up for more information because it didn't give enough to explain to someone who had never heard of that tradition or way of life.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Dolly

    This was an informative, but not very entertaining story about a pet gala at the White House at Christmastime. Pets from all over the world explain their holiday traditions and talk about some unique aspects of their culture. I did not like the fact that it was overly wordy and the dialogue did not flow well. My youngest was bored within minutes. But I really did not like the fact that (view spoiler)[ the tradition of Santa Claus being a fictionalized character based on St. Nicholas is explained This was an informative, but not very entertaining story about a pet gala at the White House at Christmastime. Pets from all over the world explain their holiday traditions and talk about some unique aspects of their culture. I did not like the fact that it was overly wordy and the dialogue did not flow well. My youngest was bored within minutes. But I really did not like the fact that (view spoiler)[ the tradition of Santa Claus being a fictionalized character based on St. Nicholas is explained in a historical context, and I'm quite afraid it could only initiate questions that a parent might not be ready to answer. "Known as Nicholas the Wonderworker, he was the secret gift giver who became the model for Santa Claus." At the end of the story, Santa writes a note to Bo, but it still doesn't change the fact that Santa is "exposed" within the tale. I suppose that older children are more likely to read this and have already discovered the truth about Santa, but I was a bit surprised as I was reading this to our youngest and half-expected her to ask me about Santa right then and there. - Enough of my diatribe... (hide spoiler)] ...in any case, this story is not recommended for younger children. Overall, we thought it was okay, but it wasn't great.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Amy Lafleur Meyers

    Cute story of a Portuguese water dog who is celebrating Christmas in the White House with his family. Neither the dog nor the family is ever named but it's pretty clear from the time that it's written that it's supposed to be about Bo and the Obamas. The Dog as he's known in the story sees an invitation to a special holiday party at the White House. He decides to invite the canine counterparts of the guests from around the world. Among the canine guests are the Canadian Newfoundland dog who teac Cute story of a Portuguese water dog who is celebrating Christmas in the White House with his family. Neither the dog nor the family is ever named but it's pretty clear from the time that it's written that it's supposed to be about Bo and the Obamas. The Dog as he's known in the story sees an invitation to a special holiday party at the White House. He decides to invite the canine counterparts of the guests from around the world. Among the canine guests are the Canadian Newfoundland dog who teaches the Dog about fruitcakes and mummering, the Rhodesian Ridgeback who describes caroling and eating outside in Zimbabwe, and the French Poodle who introduces Père Noël and the traditional bûche de Noël dessert. Canine guests from Italy, Holland, and Turkey also make an appearance at the party. This was a cute book with the snapshots of Christmas in the different countries throughout and the focus on the dogs. The dogs are front an center with the president's family only seen from the legs down at dog level. However this just feels a bit too wordy for the story it tells. Nevertheless it's a cute way of teaching kids about Christmas traditions around the world.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sandybear76

    This new holiday book was told by the First Dog of President Obama. The dog invited the leaders' dogs to come to the White House for a holiday tour. The dog showed the other dogs the White House Gingerbread House, the Navity Scene, and more all around the White House. The other dogs then told the First Dog of Christmas customs in their home countries. The German dog told about the Christmas pickle. The dog from the Netherlands told of the children putting shoes out for treats on the holiday.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Autumn

    The concept was cute but it would have been more entertaining if the author had included human interaction and reaction. It is educational in the way that each dog from another country shares its Christmas tradition but I was irritated that of course, the French Poodle was female AND wanted a hair dryer for Christmas.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Cute and unique book to talk about the different Christmas traditions around the world. I thought it was weird and annoying that it kept saying "Dog" did this or "Dog" said that. Was there a copyright on the Bo's name? I also wish it would have explained more of the traditions or included the pet owners like another review suggested.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Christine Heron

    Fun little story highlighting Christmas traditions from around the world written from the perspective of Dog. I thoroughly enjoyed the bits of trivia provided in the fly leaf.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Rummel

    An interesting and informative book about Christmas traditions around the world.

  12. 5 out of 5

    #AndAMovie

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jnase1

    This might be a fun book to use to teach about Christmas around the world.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Aprils

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rachael

  16. 5 out of 5

    Candida

  17. 4 out of 5

    Allison

  18. 4 out of 5

    Clare Turner

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lynne Marie

  20. 4 out of 5

    Avangelina Haretakis

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jazion

  22. 5 out of 5

    Laurie

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sarah J Carter

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jael

  25. 5 out of 5

    Rick

  26. 5 out of 5

    Miss Melissa

  27. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

  28. 5 out of 5

    Destiny Sanderson

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lizzy

  30. 4 out of 5

    Paula

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