Champ and Major is a charming, playful, dog’s-eye view of the new White House pets. I love the first spread: Champ sitting proudly and patiently “while his dad works,” with Joe Biden writing on a notepad on the other side of the page. This is a heartwarming and joyful must-read for anyone who is happy to have doggies in DC again.
Good for 2 to 6 year olds— Donna
A picture book about Champ and Major, President-elect Joe Biden's two adorable dogs! Major will be the first shelter dog in the White House, and Champ can't wait to show him around.
Champ and Major's dad, Joe Biden, just got a really important job: He's going to be the new president of the United States! Champ is excited to go back to the White House--he got to visit it when his dad was the vice president, before the family adopted Major, and he knows about all the important work that happens there. Major is going to be one of the first rescue dogs to live in the White House, and Champ can't wait to show his little brother around. Soon, Champ and Major will be in their new home, and they're going to bring a lot of fun with them!
About the Author
Joy McCullough writes books for kids and teens. Her debut young adult novel Blood Water Paint (Dutton/Penguin) was longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, and won the Washington State and Pacific Northwest Book Awards. Her next young adult novel, We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire, is coming from Dutton on Febuary 9, 2021. Her debut middle grade novel, A Field Guide to Getting Lost (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster), was a Junior Library Guild selection. Her picture book Harriet's Ruffled Feathers (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster) is coming in 2022. She studied theater at Northwestern University, lives in the Seattle area, and is human to Australian Shepherd Athena.
Sheyda Abvabi Best is an artist at a Kansas City-based studio, where she illustrates, designs product, and sculpts. She earned her BA in Illustration at Bethany College, and lives with her husband and very fluffy cat.