Help Wanted: Must Love Books by Janet Sumner Johnson
Summary: When Shailey’s dad gets a new job, she loses her bedtime reading partner. She immediately starts interviews to fill the position and is thrilled when her favorite fairy tale characters line up to apply. But Sleeping Beauty can’t stay awake, the Gingerbread Man steals her book, and Snow White brings her whole team. Shailey is running out of options. Is bedtime ruined forever?
Shailey loves bedtime reading with her dad – until his new job causes so many distractions that she fires him and advertises for a replacement. A parade of familiar fairy tale faces show up to interview for the position, but will anyone be right for the job? From the three little pigs being intimidated by the competition (the big bad wolf) to the gingerbread man running away with the books and Goldilocks being too picky about where to sit, Help Wanted: Must Love Books finds all the hidden humor in its delightful premise. Johnson’s clever, punny text works in perfect harmony with Dawson’s bold illustrations, both bringing the resourceful heroine and the silly situation to life. With a pitch-perfect note of parent-child connection at the end, this is an ideal bedtime book.
HELP WANTED: MUST LOVE BOOKS is out now.