Alane Church tells NBC's "Today" show she was surprised to find the "beautiful, personal" book shoved in the bottom of a damaged box of packages her family opened at their Wadsworth home on New Year's Day.
WLS-TV reports the book included a hand-written gift tag from "Barack, Michelle + the girls."
Church won't show anyone what's in the book. But she says the pictures of first daughters Sasha and Malia Obama offer a glimpse of "very special, private moments of their year of 2013 together."
The White House confirmed the errant delivery but offered no details.