August 9th, 2007
12:50 PM ET
16 years ago

Laura, Jenna Bush writing children's book

Laura and Jenna Bush are writing a book, USA TODAY reports.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The first lady is set to become a first author.

Laura Bush, along with daughter Jenna, are in the process of writing a children's book about a child who does not like reading, USA TODAY reports.

The picture book, to be published next spring by HarperCollins, is inspired by the teaching experiences of both Laura and Jenna. The elder Mrs. Bush is a former public school teacher, while the younger Bush taught in Washington, DC after she graduated college.

The official announcement is expected to come later Thursday.

"It's a book that I've always wanted to write," Laura Bush told USA TODAY. "And it's fun to be able to do it with your daughter."

Laura Bush also told the paper she expects the task to be difficult.

"In a picture book, there are so few words, so each word has to be perfect," she said. Jenna and I know that, and we know that each page should have something to make you want to turn the page. That's the challenge."

Jenna Bush has previously tried her hand as a writer, completing a yet-to-be published book last winter about her experiences working for UNICEF.

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soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Vincent, Trenton New Jersey

    It's great to see that the Jenna is writing a book about her father.

    August 10, 2007 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  2. Rio Grande Groper Rio Grande City Texas

    I think the title should be After Impeachment Let's Crawl Back to Crawford

    August 10, 2007 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  3. Carl, Dallas, Texas

    "Why isn’t Jenna out crouching down on all fours in a hot desert like the rest of them out their that get recruited her age???

    And for that matter why aren’t Mitt Romney’s children either???

    Posted By Leslie : August 9, 2007 5:34 pm "

    Well for argument's sake, Chelsea Clinton should be along side them then...

    trash talking fools... you only do it because a computer is behind you

    August 10, 2007 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  4. Steve, Tempe, Arizona

    Why don't Momma and brat daughter (remember the DUIs and drug use?) spend that time and money to help the people of Iraq re-build the infrastructure of a country that their husand/daddy helped destroy for NO REASON!!! Talk about living in a bubble. Tell Laura and Jenna to take a trip to Iraq and see for themselves. They won't. They don't have the courage.

    August 10, 2007 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  5. Carl, Dallas, Texas

    "Please don't try anything, Laura, you couldn't educate your own daughters, what makes you think you can show the example to children. Please just kill the time and move out from the White House to Texas where you belong to.
    George and Laura, You are very well matched couple.

    Posted By Kyu Reisch, Radcliff, Kentucky : August 10, 2007 2:05 am "

    Where they belong? Texas is a fantastic state and we have our pride.

    Don't insult one of the better states in this country.

    August 10, 2007 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  6. Tricia M Charlottetown PEI

    Oh How Precious Mom and Jenna writing a book.

    I would have thought they might have chose a topic like maybe, "An AirHead who does not like using proper English." Or maybe, "The Trials of Teaching a President Sentence Structure."

    Oh well, maybe they'll tackle those two subjects next.

    Must be nice to have so little to do, and so much time to do it in! But such a great gift to give a Nation by a First Lady! So much better than spearheading a program like maybe on, Teen Suicides, Gun Laws, Poverty in America, Millions of Iraqis Homeless ....

    August 11, 2007 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  7. Linda - Albany, NY

    Carl – Dallas, Tx:

    Please grow up and stop taking this site so personal. It's mouths like yours that give Texas a bad name.

    Take a time out and come back when you can calm down.

    August 13, 2007 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
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