Three Important Jobs



“Three Important Jobs” by Yvonne Ivinson is a delightful picture book combining humor, suspense, and learning. It’s about a wolf cub on a quest to help Big Wolf, a dentist, teaching lessons in responsibility and overcoming anxiety. Perfect for interactive read-alouds, it’s ideal for young readers and fans of Ryan T. Higgins.

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Number of pages: 32

Published: 21 November 2023

SKU: 9780062842916 Categories: , ,


Embark on a whimsical journey with “Three Important Jobs,” a charming picture book that masterfully blends humor, suspense, and a heartwarming narrative. This delightful tale, featuring an adorably earnest wolf cub, is an excellent pick for interactive read-aloud sessions and offers valuable lessons for children grappling with new experiences.

In this captivating story, we meet a young wolf cub entrusted with three critical tasks: locating Little Mouse, Floppy Rabbit, and a collection of prickle brushes, and then returning them safely to Big Wolf’s den. Demonstrating her dedication, Wolf Cub carries out her duties with care, even when it proves to be a ticklish affair!

The plot thickens as Big Wolf invites everyone into her den with a mysterious promise. The suspense builds, leading to a clever twist that will delight and surprise readers: Big Wolf is a dentist, the wolf cub is her capable assistant, and the prickle brushes? They’re toothbrushes for Little Mouse and Floppy Rabbit!

Authored and illustrated by the acclaimed Yvonne Ivinson, “Three Important Jobs” is a story of responsibility, friendship, and managing anxiety, making it an ideal resource for social-emotional learning. The book’s engaging wordplay, subverted expectations, and an earnest wolf cub protagonist will captivate children and adults alike.

The narrative is complemented by rhythmic text and enchanting illustrations, making it an appealing read for emerging readers and anyone apprehensive about encountering new experiences. It’s also a perfect choice for fans of Ryan T. Higgins’s “We Don’t Eat Our Classmates” and David Ezra Stein’s “Don’t Worry, Murray.”

In summary, “Three Important Jobs” is not just a story; it’s an experience that educates, entertains, and reassures, making it a must-have addition to any child’s bookshelf.

Additional information

Weight 394 g
Dimensions 25.4 × 22.9 cm