Today is a very special day. It is the President’s birthday and everyone is preparing a birthday surprise for him.
So while the President is sent out to the Phoenix Park to walk the dogs, preparations get underway. The pigeon helpfully puts up the bunting, the postmistress delivers the birthday cards, Mrs Mullins dusts down the pictures and the cheeky cat tastes the freshly whipped cream!
Meanwhile, the President enjoys tea and scones at Farmleigh House and even does a spot of yoga on the fifteen acres. But will our forgetful President enjoy his day out in the park too much to remember his own birthday party? Or will it be his turn to surprise everyone instead?
Peter Donnelly is an award-winning author and illustrator. His debut picture book The President’s Glasses was a number-one bestseller and his second book The President’s Cat won the Children’s Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. Peter lives and works in Dublin.