Jill Biden Gives a ‘Cat's-Eye View’ in New Picture Book About the White House Cat

The First Lady’s children’s book, ‘Willow the White House Cat,’ will hit shelves this June

<p>Courtesy of Jill Biden; Courtesy of Simon & Schuster</p> Jill Biden and the cover of

Courtesy of Jill Biden; Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Jill Biden and the cover of 'Willow the White House Cat'

Dr. Jill Biden is writing a new book about a close feline friend.

The First Lady, 72, announced that she will be publishing the children’s book, Willow the White House Cat, this summer. The book is cowritten with award-winning children’s author Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrated by Kate Berube, and will be published by Paula Wiseman Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

The book follows Willow, the Biden family’s tabby cat, and her adjustment to living in the White House after she was adopted from a farm in Pennsylvania. Willow soon discovers that there is much to explore in her new home in D.C., and new people to meet at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. as well.

<p>Courtesy of Simon & Schuster</p> The cover of 'Willow the White House Cat'

Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

The cover of 'Willow the White House Cat'

“As Willow bounds from room to room, exploring history in her new home, she learns quickly about all of the incredible people who make the ‘People’s House’ run,” Biden said in a statement shared with PEOPLE.

“They welcomed Willow with love and care, just as they did Joe and me, the First Families who came before us, and all of the people who step foot into this home,” she continued. “Making many new friends along the way, Willow’s journey gives the world a ‘cats-eye’ view of all the ins and outs of America’s most famous address.”

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Willow first joined the Biden family in January 2022, and is named after Jill Biden’s hometown of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. The pair first meet during a campaign stop in the state in 2020, when Willow jumped onto the stage where the First Lady was speaking.

<p>Erin Scott/The White House via AP</p> Willow the cat

Erin Scott/The White House via AP

Willow the cat

Biden is the bestselling author of books for young readers, including Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops and Joey: The Story of Joe Biden.

Now, Willow the White House Cat sees the family's furriest member in the spotlight.

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“First Lady Jill Biden has created a heartwarming picture book with Willow the White House Cat,” Jon Anderson, President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, said in a statement. “Readers young and old will enjoy this fun glimpse into Willow’s life in the White House, and the message that being open to new friendships can sometimes surprise you, is one that is sure to resonate with families everywhere.”

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Willow the White House Cat
will be published in June 2024.

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