Sunday, August 30, 2015

Job Wanted by Teresa Bateman - ESSENTIAL

Bateman, Teresa Job Wanted, illustrated by Chris Sheban.  PICTURE BOOK.  Holiday House, 2015.  $17.

An old, tired dog makes his way to a farm, looking for a job.  When the farmer says he has no use for a dog, he tries his hand as a cow, a horse, and a chicken in order to prove his worth.
The story and illustrations are utterly charming.  The only thing I don’t understand is why a dog would need to convince a farmer that he has value.  I have never been to a farm that didn’t have at least one dog running around already.  Nevertheless, every listener will be captivated.

EL (K-3) – ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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