The President's Dog

It’s a beautiful day and the President is excited to bring his new dog on their first hike together. Despite the warning of the President’s wife and the lovely start to the hike up the mountains, a storm quickly moves in and soon the President and his dog are stranded.

This book is the fourth addition to Donnelly’s President series and as with the previous instalments, it doesn’t disappoint. The story here really lends itself to Donnelly’s vintage print style with dramatic angles showing the peril that the brave President’s dog puts himself in to save the President. As always though, these books are a distinctly Irish affair featuring cameos from the Irish Coast Guard, the Dublin Mountains and Áras an Uachtaráin.

But it is also the small details, that Donnelly does so well which really add to the experience of this book, for example, including the familiar characters of the pigeon and the cat giving the book a sense of continuity from previous Presidential adventures and which ensure it is a book that will withstand multiple readings.

A warm, fun piece of adventure!

About the Author/Illustrator
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Peter Donnelly is an Irish author and award-winning illustrator. His debut picture book The President’s Glasses was a No. 1 bestseller and his second book The President’s Cat won the Children’s Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. Peter lives and works in Dublin.
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Book Cover - The President's Dog
Publication Date
August 2023