Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook


 Ragweed’s Farm Dog Handbook
By Anne Vittur Kennedy
Candlewick, 2015. Picture book.

Ragweed offers a crash course on how to be a good farm dog and the many temptations that come with it: “Don’t wake the farmer. You will really, really want to wake the farmer. But don’t wake the farmer.” On the next page we see the grinning and incorrigible Ragweed doing exactly what he just warned against, and calculating the chances of getting a biscuit for each behavior: “If you DO wake the farmer, you can get a biscuit just to go away.” And that, of course, is the farm dog’s main job: to get biscuits! A rambunctious and hilarious day on the farm.


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