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