Margaret Cardillo

Cindy Seip

Margaret Cardillo is a screenwriter, professor, and the author of the picture book biographies Just Being Audrey and Just Being Jackie. In her latest picture book, Dogs at Work: Good Dogs. Real Jobs. (Balzer + Bray) with illustrator Zachariah Ohora, she asserts that yes – dogs are wonderful companions – but there’s more to them than that. Opening a window onto all the real jobs that dogs do, the list she’s compiled may surprise you: From therapy dogs and rescue dogs that help stranded mountaineers to dogs that deliver mail by sled and dogs that dive for lobsters, some of the hardest-working friends you know may be of the furry, four-legged variety. Kirkus noted that the “joy in the illustrations is palpable, and seeing the many ways dogs help humans will be especially touching to dog lovers. … A solid choice for dog lovers and those who want to better appreciate how dogs help humans.”