This book was inspired by real-life stories of President George H.W. Bush. Standing up for a bullied classmate, shaving his head in solidarity with a child receiving chemotherapy, sharing so much that he once had the nickname ‘Have Half’ and writing thoughtful notes to friends when they needed it most are just a few of the many kindnesses shown by President Bush and demonstrated by Poppy, the book’s lovable, main character. Against a background of beautiful Kennebunkport, Maine scenes, Poppy exemplifies President Bush’s belief that “Any definition of a successful life must include service to others.”
The book contains a bonus page called ‘Hidden Treats and Barking Points’. Hidden Treats offers the reader a fun opportunity to search for specific items while enjoying the story. Barking Points are useful conversation starters meant to encourage a deeper dive into some of the topics addressed in the book.
The authors are donating their proceeds to the George and Barbara Bush Foundation which “aims to serve the legacies of President and Mrs. Bush primarily by supporting and promoting education and service oriented programs.” Please go to georgeandbarbarabush.org for more information.
The world could use more people like President Bush and Poppy!