My President and Me?

No word yet on presidential Portuguese Water Dog Bo Obama's book deal, but while you're waiting you might like to read My Senator and Me: A Dog's Eye View of Washington, DC by Senator Edward M. Kennedy; illustrated by David Small (Scholastic, 2006).  The story neatly combines a day in the life of the senator's dog, Splash, with a look at how a bill becomes a law.  The text is somewhat self-congratulatory (it's Senator Kennedy's education bill, and "The schoolchildren are counting on us!") but otherwise just fine, and Small's watercolors of the city are gorgeous (that's his work on the cover of Our White House, too).

[Editor Cheryl Klein talks about this project in Scholastic's Book Focus, May 2006.]