The White House Cat (Hardcover)

The White House Cat By Cylin Busby, Neely Daggett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cylin Busby, Neely Daggett (Illustrator)
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Inspired by Willow Biden, the real first cat! This clever picture book is a delightful introduction to the White House from an unusual point of view: that of the first cat.

You’ve heard of the President, the First Lady, and maybe even some first dogs who have lived at the White House. But what about the first cat?

Follow along on this very special tour of the People’s House—you’ll see who really runs things around here. . . .

With detailed illustrations and chock-full of fun facts about this historic residence—and the real first cats—this picture book is the perfect way to introduce children to the White House.

About the Author

Cylin Busby is the author of three feline-focused books: The White House Cat, illustrated by Neely Daggett, The Bookstore Cat, illustrated by Charles Santoso, and The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs. Her books for teens include the acclaimed memoir The Year We Disappeared and the novels The Stranger Game and Blink Once. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. You can visit her online at

Neely Daggett lives just outside Portland, Oregon, with her husband, three young children, and one Russian blue cat named Stormy. Making picture books is her passion, but she also enjoys reading, trail running, and trips to the Oregon coast with her family. You can find more of Neely’s work at

Praise For…

“An amusing, cat's-eye tour of the White House that even dog people won’t mind joining.” — Kirkus Reviews

“A welcome introduction to a national landmark with a spunky feline narrator who will appeal to many kids.” — School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063138865
ISBN-10: 0063138867
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: February 15th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English