Hardworking Puppies by Lynn Reiser

Hardworking Puppies

byLynn Reiser

Hardcover | May 1, 2006

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All puppies grow up to be dogs, but these ten lucky puppies grow up to be dogs with jobs. The story counts down from ten to zero as each puppy pairs up with a hardworking human - a firefighter, a lifeguard, and a clown, among others. But no matter what their duties, these ten puppies get plenty of playtime, treats, and love.With Lynn Reiser's simple text and colorful illustrations, young readers will enjoy learning about popular canine careers while also doing some simple subtraction . . . without working very hard at all. Includes a Paw Notes" section with interesting information about working dogs as well as simple arithmetic. "

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LYNN REISER is the author of many highly regarded children's books, including My Dog Truffle, Two Dogs Swimming, and Ten Puppies, a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year. She lives in Hamden, Connecticut with her husband; a little cat; and Loki, a big Portugese Water Dog.
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Title:Hardworking PuppiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.38 inPublished:May 1, 2006Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152054049

ISBN - 13:9780152054045

Appropriate for ages: 4

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PreSchool-Grade 2-In this countdown companion to Ten Puppies (HarperCollins, 2003), 10 canines become bored and seek adventure through employment. One by one, each is paired with a human and given a professional responsibility-the first becomes a beginner firefighter puppy and the last, an expert pet. In between, readers encounter a therapy puppy and a groundskeeper. On the left-hand page of each spread, those who remain are seen sitting, sleeping, or scratching, with the hint of a new employer (human feet are shown) bringing hope to them. The appropriate numeral appears in an upper corner. On the right, the newly adopted pup is shown in a framed scene, happily obeying a command. The number is spelled out here. On the final spread, the 10 puppies reunite for playtime. Paw Notes in the back matter offer additional information on the jobs; a subtraction table is also included. Reiser's crisp, uncluttered, artful illustrations are the result of Sharpie markers, Wite-Out, watercolors, scissors, and other materials. A worthwhile purchase for storytime and as an introduction to subtraction.-Linda Zeilstra Sawyer, Skokie Public Library, IL