Title: The Pet Sitter: Parrot Pandemonium
Author: Julie Sykes
Illustrator: Nathan Reed
Concepts: jobs, services.
Review: Max, an animal lover at heart, has started a pet sitting business that has attracted quite a few customers. The latest object of his caring efforts is a mischievous parrot aptly named Squawk. It’s a good thing that Max has a sense of humor and the ability to act quickly, because he needs both these traits to make it through the parrot’s antics and tricks. He also needs a strong dose of courage when Squawk gets them both in the way of a frightening pirate named Becky Bones. Parents and teachers can use this new amusing book in the Pet Sitter series to encourage younger readers to think about jobs and services.
Review by: Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children