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Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook
by Anne Vittur Kennedy


Overview - This tongue-in-cheek primer on how to be a good farm dog--and how ignoring the rules may result in a biscuit--is a guaranteed treat.

Being a farm dog is a tough job, but luckily, Ragweed's handbook will tell you everything you need to know.  Read more...


 
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Overview
This tongue-in-cheek primer on how to be a good farm dog--and how ignoring the rules may result in a biscuit--is a guaranteed treat.

Being a farm dog is a tough job, but luckily, Ragweed's handbook will tell you everything you need to know. Step one: don't wake the farmer You may really, really want to, but that's the rooster's job. Of course, if you do wake the farmer, you might just get a biscuit. . . . Full of hilarious dog logic, Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook explores the pitfalls--and opportunities --of a dog's life on the farm. Readers will love being in on the joke as Ragweed breaks all his own rules, collecting biscuits as he goes.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763674175
  • ISBN-10: 0763674176
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: August 2015
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-7
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 9.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Dogs
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Farm Animals
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-05-18
  • Reviewer: Staff

Working in cheery acrylics and once again mining the comedic potential of a setting that teeters between bucolic and chaotic, Kennedy (The Farmer’s Away! Baa! Neigh!) introduces Ragweed, a wiry, googly-eyed farm dog whose loopy logic and single-mindedness bring to mind a canine version of Parks & Recreation’s Andy Dwyer. Eager to mentor future farm dogs, Ragweed offers a how-to guide essentially built around one rule: don’t do anything that’s “not your job.” (“The rooster wakes the farmer early in the morning. That’s his job. That’s not your job.”) But if you do break that prime directive, say by rolling in the mud like a pig or sitting in the chickens’ nests, worry not: there’s usually a biscuit or three in it for you, especially if you can persuade the farmer you were just keeping the chickens safe from a fox. This structure, repeated throughout with clever variations (eating grass like a cow means throwing up a biscuit, “and you can eat that one again”), makes Kennedy’s hero more endearing with every page turn. Ages 3–7. (Aug.)

 
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