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Lazy Jack

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40 pp. Pub: 8/95. *****No one is as lazy as Lazy Jack. His mother says it's time he went to work, but Jack is as careless as he is lazy and loses the money he earns the very first day of his job helping a builder. When Jack's mother suggests that he put his pay in his pocket next time, that's exactly what he does--with very amusing results!
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 1st 1995 by Candlewick
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Jack has six jobs in this book. He wears shoes. He is not really that lazy. For God's sakes, the guy carries a donkey home on his back. Not the brightest bulb, for sure, this Jack, but it is his mother, always pictured in pink fuzzy slippers scolding Jack for failing to correctly bring home his pay, who could be considered lazy. By the end of the story, Jack figures out how to bring home his pay (cheese, a donkey, a coin, milk, etc.) and his mother? Still in ratty slippers. Just saying.

This cumulative, repetitive tale featuring the days of the week is sure to build listeners memories as they follow Jack to work at a different job each day. However, Jack is always a day behind in following his mother’s advice as to how to carry home his wages creating a humorous look at the weekly work schedule of a lazy boy. Readers will delight when Jack’s memory finally kicks in and he repeats along with listeners how to bring home his pay.
Michelle Neuwirth Gray
The illustrations are enjoyable and the story gave me quite a chuckle as I read it.
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