Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook

This tongue in cheek primer on how to be a good farm dog and how ignoring the rules may result in a biscuit is a guaranteed treat.Being a farm dog is a tough job, but luckily, Ragweed s handbook will tell you everything you need to know Step one don t wake the farmer You may really, really want to, but that s the rooster s job Of course, if you do wake the farmer, youThis tongue in cheek primer on how to be a good farm dog and how ignoring the rules may result in a biscuit is a guaranteed treat.Being a farm dog is a tough job, but luckily, Ragweed s handbook will tell you everything you need to know Step one don t wake the farmer You may really, really want to, but that s the rooster s job Of course, if you do wake the farmer, you might just get a biscuit Full of hilarious dog logic, Ragweed s Farm Dog Handbook explores the pitfalls and opportunities of a dog s life on the farm Readers will love being in on the joke as Ragweed breaks all his own rules, collecting biscuits as he goes.
Ragweed s Farm Dog Handbook This tongue in cheek primer on how to be a good farm dog and how ignoring the rules may result in a biscuit is a guaranteed treat Being a farm dog is a tough job but luckily Ragweed s handbook will

  • Title: Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook
  • Author: Anne Vittur Kennedy
  • ISBN: 9780763674175
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About the Author

    Anne Vittur Kennedy

    Anne Vittur Kennedy started out as a music teacher in public schools, but shifted to illustration in 1982 She has illustrated many children s books, including the Miss Fox series by Eileen Spinelli and the Pony Scouts series by Catherine Hapka Anne Vittur Kennedy lives near Columbus, Ohio.

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    • Claire said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      Love this! Hysterical narrative told from the voice of the farm dog.

    • Meredith said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      This is hilarious!

    • Maggie said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      I am admittedly a sucker for funny books and books about animals, so Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook already had the odds in its favor, but it really is that good! It's laugh-out-loud funny, especially if you have ever lived with a dog. The illustrations are wonderful and add to the humor. I foresee this book being a great storytime book. Kids and adults will easily love the book!

    • Tasha said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      Ragweed is an experience farm dog and he is willing to offer the reader his advice on how to be the best farm dog. First thing to know is not to wake the farmer in the early morning. That is the rooster’s job. Of course, if you do happen to wake the farmer, you would get a biscuit when been thrown out of the house. Pigs can be tricky too. It is not your job to roll in the mud, that is the pigs’ job. In fact, if you do get muddy you end up getting a bath, which is not fun. Of course, there is [...]

    • Melki said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      They say that every dog needs a job, and Ragweed is no exception!His contributions to making life on the farm that much more enjoyable are immeasurable.Let's give that dog a biscuit, shall we?From the story to the illustrations, everything about this book is just delightful!

    • Kathleen Dixon said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      Ragweed isn't a working dog on a farm, he's a pet. As such, he doesn't get to round up the sheep or anything like that. But he thinks he's very important. Of course. And he's written his handbook to help new farm dogs understand what you are and aren't supposed to do. Like wake up the farmer. Or bother the chickens. Or eat grass.This is a delightfully funny book. The grandchildren and I love it.

    • Sam said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      Ragweed is a farm dog and this is his handbook to show you how you can be a good farm dog just like him.Another library staff member shared this book to me, and it's a fantastic book to read to a group of older preschoolers. It's also very funny for the adults too.Spoiler Alert: A farmdog's job is to get biscuits!

    • Lynn said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      Instructions on what NOT to do as a farm dog - if you can manage the overwhelming temptations! Fortunately, dog biscuits help Ragweed keep his eyes and ears on the job.Wonderfully goofy illustrations and a spot-on voice combine to make this a "treat." I think this will be perfect to read aloud!

    • Jarrett Bell said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      Great example of humorous unintended positive reinforcement (it happens is parenting all the time).

    • Sunah Chung said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      Ragweed's Farm Dog explains what the farm dog should not do with examples. For instance, a farm dog should not wake up a farmer early in the morning because that is a rooster’s job.While reading this picture book, I wondered about the proper role of a farm dog. There are the lists of “not-to -do's” instead of “to-do's”. At the end of the story, the dog tells that sitting on the porch with the farmer and then the farmer would pat the dog’s head and give biscuits. It seems like the dog [...]

    • Gwenne said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      I haven't actually read the book but it was acted out by my kids' teachers at Bedtime Story hour and it was so entertaining that I had to look it up. The repeating structure was fun (rather than tedious as can sometimes happen) and the humor is pretty clever.

    • Claire Bobrow said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      A perfect picture book.

    • Julie said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      ADORABLE!!!

    • Tracy Morton said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      I literally laughed out loud. Not just once either. Like, multiple times. I love this book!

    • Melissa said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      Very silly! Cute book.

    • Wuxuan Ma said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      Great book, have an awesome message about appreciating your own individual talent

    • Mary said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      A great handbook for any aspiring farm dogs :)

    • Debbie Smith said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      What a fun way for kids to learn about farm animals and see life through a dog's eyes. The illustrations were very funny and went with the text beautifully.

    • Heather said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      We checked this book out from the library, but we loved this one so much we bought it! Ragweed the farm dog explains how to be a good farm dog, mostly on illustrating what not to do.

    • Shari said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      Ragweed tells prospective farm dogs what to do and what not to do. His major object is to get a dog biscuit. Funny, predictable, repetitive refrain.

    • Jenny Fiero said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      Engaging story and imaginative illustrations.

    • Jaelynn Horton said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      This book is darling! It's a great book to teach perspective and to get a good laugh

    • Kary said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      SO cute! Told from the perspective of a farm dog who is instructing others how to be a farm dog. I think my students will love it and find it hilarious! Good for introducing a farm unit.

    • LoraLea said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      Such an adorable picture book!

    • Alpha said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      Cute, fun to read, illustrations are both sweet and goofy.

    • Abbie แอบี said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      Cute book. Funny and teaches about different farm animals

    • Amanda Brooke said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      I was really impressed with how much the students related to this book. They all wanted to talk about how treat-centric their dogs were. We did the activity offered through the Candlewick press site and my first graders eagerly wrote about their jobs and what treats they liked to earn.

    • Marcia said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      I read this book since it was on the new MO Building Block Award list for 2016. It was a funny book that I know I will enjoy reading to my Pre-K and Kindergarten students in the fall.I like how Ragweed, the farm dog, tells students that they will be learning from the besthe seems very confident about that.I also like that the author chose to have Ragweed tell us what his job is NOT such as the rooster wakes the farmer. It is not our job to wake the farmerry funny. But I like that he says if you [...]

    • Katelyn Agnone said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook was told from the perspective of a dog who lives on a farm and it had my nephew laughing his little contagious laugh the entire time! This mischievous dog goes through all aspects of the farm and tells you the rules of what not to do, and does them all anyway. He has it all figured out, how to get away with things when the farmers not around and how to earn treats all day long. The illustrations in this book were my favorite part. They were colorful, over dramatic, an [...]

    • Margie said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:08 PM

      It's time for humans to pay closer attention to what dogs are saying and doing. Let's face it most, if not all, dogs are far cleverer than we can imagine. When it comes to training we may think we are succeeding at encouraging certain behavior, if for no other reason than our desire to keep them safe, but are the results due to us or them? Have you ever thought they might be ensuring we react in a certain way based upon their conduct? Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook (Learn from the best!) (Candlewic [...]

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