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Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully's delightful watercolors of farm life illustrate the story of a puppy looking for a purpose. What can the puppy do to help? He can't crow like the rooster, he's too small to pull like the ox, and he can't give his fur as the sheep give wool... But, he can give love to his boy.
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Kim Zarins teaches medieval and children's literature at UC Sacramento. When she's not teaching or taking care of her son, she is writing. She enjoys reading children's books aloud in goofy voices, as well as listening to audio books in the car.From School Library Journal:
PreS-Gr 1-A white puppy with brown spots wants to help out on the farm. He can't pull a heavy cart like the ox or carry people around like the horse. He isn't quick enough to chase mice like the cat or old enough to help the sheepdog. Laying eggs and giving milk are quite beyond him, and he would look silly sheared like the sheep. Yet when he hears his boy's whistle, he knows just what to do. "His boy was home from school./It was time to play!/He jumped and licked and dashed/and wiggled for the rest of the day." And best of all, at bedtime the puppy snuggles with his boy, giving him love. McCully's signature watercolor illustrations bring to life one idyllic day on the farm. The curious pup is everywhere with ears flapping and tail wagging, but nowhere is he better than in the eight small scenes against white backgrounds when he is with his boy. This gentle story, reminiscent of an earlier era, has wide appeal and is a good choice for most collections.-Mary Jean Smith, formerly at Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TNα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Book Description Holiday House, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110823429199
Book Description Holiday House, 2013. Condition: New. Emily Arnold McCully (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0823429199