MEET Riley the Retriever who Wants a New Job!!

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Reading with our Kids Podcast Ft. Jill Mangel Weisfeld, author of Riley the Retriever Wants a New Job


Hello RWYK family!

Our guest today is Jill Mangel Weisfeld, an award-winning children’s book author and founder and CEO of her own publishing company, Peek-a-Bear Press. The Press specializes in high-quality innovative picture books and board books for children that capture their imagination and encourage a love for reading.

Jill has just released her second book Riley the Retriever Wants a New Job and she is joining us to share all about it.

Tune in to learn about the inspiration behind writing this book, about a variety of working dog jobs and the benefits of kids reading to a therapy dog!


About the Author

Where to find more info about Jill Mangel Weisfeld and her work:

Riley the Retriever Wants a New Job

Riley the Retriever Wants a New Job“Riley the Retriever Wants a New Job” is a delightful and witty book about a dog, Riley, who is trying to find a more meaningful job than being a retriever. Riley begins the quest by researching jobs on Doogle to see if she can find one that is better suited for her. The book s colorful artwork brings Riley’s adorable personality to life. The book is entertaining, educational and suspenseful. Young readers will love learning about a variety of working dog jobs and can’t wait until the end to find out which job Riley finally chooses.


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In this episode of theReading with Your Kids Podcast, you’ll find out:

  • More about “Riley the Retriever Wants a New Job” by Jill Mangel Weisfeld
  • What inspired him to write this book?
  • What is a therapy dog?
  • What is the difference between working dogs, service dogs and therapy dogs?
  • What kind of conversations parents and children can have after reading Riley the Retriever Wants a New Job?
  • More about her award-winning children’s book “Take a Peek with Peek-a-Bear”
  • What is Jill currently working on, her future projects and much more…Be sure to tune in for all the great insights!




A big Thank you to Jill  Mangel Weisfeld for doing this interview! We’re so cheerful to pass on her amazing books to our listeners and we hope you’ll check out more of her books in the future!



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