Ragweed is a dog who lives on a farm and in his book Ragweed’s Farm Dog Handbook written and illustrated by Anne Vittur Kennedy, Ragweed will tell you all about how to be the best farm dog. The first lesson is that it is the rooster’s job to wake up the farmer, not the dog’s job. But if you do happen to wake up the farmer you may just get a dog biscuit to go away. And it’s the pig’s job to lie in the mud, but if you lie in the mud you’ll just get a bath. But after the bath is a biscuit! Don’t try to roost with the hens, but if you do just pretend you’re chasing off a fox and (can you guess?) you’ll get a biscuit! It may be pretty obvious that underlying all these farm activities is one goal: the real job of a farm dog is to get biscuits! In this cute picture book Ragweed is drawn as a medium sized black and white fuzzy mutt with a hilarious narrator’s voice. Any kid on a farm or who visits a relative’s farm is sure to relate to Ragweed, and families with dogs are sure to understand the constant job of getting biscuits into the dog’s mouth!
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