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EconKids Home New Picture Books in 2009 (First Word Q-Z) The Pet Sitter: Beware the Werepup/ by Julie Sykes, illustrated by Nathan Reed

The Pet Sitter: Beware the Werepup/ by Julie Sykes, illustrated by Nathan Reed

 

Title: The Pet Sitter: Beware the Werepup
Author:  Julie Sykes
Illustrator:  Nathan Reed
Publisher: Kingfisher
ISBN:  978-0-7534-6218-8
Year: 2009 (paperback)

Concepts:  jobs, services.

Review:  With his fondness for animals, Max has a successful pet sitting business. Fortunately he can think and act quickly, because his business has gotten him into some unusual situations that have required him to improvise on a moment's notice. This time his animal charge is an adorable puppy named Fang. Max soon realizes the aptness of this name when the full moon causes Fang to turn into a werepup. How on earth can Max provide his pet sitting services for a howling creature in an apartment building that technically does not even allow pets? This new installment in the Pet Sitter series has the potential to provide young readers with the opportunity to start thinking about jobs and services in an amusing context.

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 Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children 

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