Hi there! My name is Barkley. I'm a secret service dog for the president of the United States, and I'm reporting for duty. Every day, I help guard the White House, which is located in Washington DC. My job is to help keep America's first family safe and to make sure things run smoothly!
The White House is a pretty busy place; each and every day, a lot of people visit it. I try to run a tight ship around here and keep track of what's going on. It's a hard job, but someone's got to do it! I'm glad you're here today because I have a lot of sniffing around to do! Come on, let's go inside!
The White House in Washington DC, is not an ordinary house. It has 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 147 windows, and three elevators. In this picture book for children, Barkley, a secret service dog, provides a fun-filled tour through the White House. Barkley shows young readers the State Dining Room that seats 130 guests. He tours the Blue Room that is oval and is decorated with gold furniture. He views the Red Room where all of the furniture is red and he takes young readers to the Oval Office that is famous for its fireside chats.
Filled with coloring and drawing activities, Reporting for Duty not only helps children learn important historical information, it provides a fun reading experience with Barkley the dog as your guide.