Title: Help Wanted, Must Love Books
Author: Janet Sumner Johnson
Illustrator: Courtney Dawson
Shailey’s dad tells the best bedtime stories BUT he’s got a new job and well, Shailey has no choice but to fire him! She puts up a job ad “Help wanted, must love books”. Favourite classic fairytale characters begin interviewing for the position from the three little pigs to Cinderella and Hook. But will any of them meet Shailey’s high expectations or will bedtime be ruined forever?
Courtney’s illustrations are fabulous and I laughed out loud at the spread where Shailey fires her dad!
The job ad is brilliant and I love how Shailey adds additional requirements based on the previous interviews – it’s impossible not to laugh!
This is a hilarious picture book that is full of heart. I loved seeing how each classic fairytale character would fair in their interviews and I couldn’t keep a smile off my face when I read the sweet ending. It was wonderful to see a diverse character at the heart of this universal story.
Publisher: Capstone Editions
Publication date: 1 March 2020
ISBN: 978 1684460755
I am very grateful to the publisher for letting me read this book via Net Galley. This voluntary review contains my honest opinion.