Everybody has a job to do. Sally wants one, too! Loveable pet Sally wants to find the perfect job, just like the rest of her family. She likes digging in the yard - maybe she could be an archaeologist! She likes playing ball - maybe she could be a baseball player! Sally imagines herself in all sorts of jobs in this charming tale by Stephen Huneck, author and illustrator of "Sally Gets a Job" and "Sally's Snow Adventure", among many others.
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(305mm x 216mm x 14mm)
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
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US Kirkus Review »
Huneck continues his popular series about Sally the black lab with this sixth entry in the series. When she's left at home, Sally wishes she could go off to school or a job like the other members of her family. In simple, first-person narration, she considers all the jobs she could do, including driving a school bus, teaching school, running for president and opening a restaurant. The names of quite a few occupations and fields of study are included, such as biologist and paleontologist. Huneck's droll sense of humor is evident in both text and illustrations when Sally imagines licking the plates clean in her restaurant or cleaning up after the elephants as a zookeeper. After thoughtful consideration, Sally decides her real job is taking care of her family, illustrated in a rather odd final spread by playing tug-of-war with a sock, with the son of the family on the other end of the sock. Though this is not the most dynamic of Sally's adventures, Huneck's woodblock print illustrations in his distinctive folk-art style are always as charming as Sally herself. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Stephen Huneck
Stephen Huneck's first picture book, Sally Goes to the Beach, introduced readers to Sally, the curious and fun-loving black Labrador. An internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor and printmaker, Huneck along with his wife, Gwen, are the owners of Stephen Huneck Galleries. His hand-carved furniture, sculpture and woodcut prints are included in various museum collections, including the White House Collection of the Smithsonian Institution and Washington, D.C. Stephen, Gwen and Sally live in the St. Johnsbury, Vermont.