Three Important Jobs

by Yvonne Ivinson

On Sale: 11/21/2023

Three Important Jobs

by Yvonne Ivinson

illustrated by Yvonne Ivinson

On Sale: 11/21/2023


About the Book

Starring an adorable wolf cub who takes her responsibilities VERY seriously, this surprising and funny picture book is perfect for reading and sharing together, and for anyone nervous about a new experience. With an emphasis on friendship, responsibility, and overcoming anxiety, Three Important Jobs is an excellent choice for social-emotional learning and for readers of Ryan T. Higgins’s We Don’t Eat Our Classmates.

Wolf Cub has three very important jobs: she must find Little Mouse, Floppy Rabbit, and a sack of prickle brushes and bring them back to Big Wolf’s den. Wolf Cub carries each in her mouth (even though it tickles) and delivers all three to Big Wolf as promised. Good job, Wolf Cub! But what happens when Big Wolf, with her big sharp teeth, invites everyone into her den with the promise that no one will feel a thing? 

Acclaimed author-artist Yvonne Ivinson’s suspensefully silly and ultimately reassuring picture book features wordplay, subverted expectations, lots of giggles, and a wolf cub who takes her job very seriously indeed. Observant readers will be delighted with the twist ending—Big Wolf is a dentist, Wolf Cub is her able assistant, Little Mouse and Floppy Rabbit are the patients, and the prickle brushes are their new toothbrushes.

With a rhythmic text and winsome illustrations, Three Important Jobs is ideal for emerging readers, for anyone feeling apprehensive about a new experience, and for fans of David Ezra Stein’s Don’t Worry, Murray

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062842916
  • ISBN 10: 0062842919
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 11/21/2023
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Wolves & Coyotes
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Baby Animals
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC7 : JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
  • BISAC8 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • BISAC9 : JUVENILE FICTION / Health & Daily Living / General

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