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Dear Boss
by Kevin Cullen and Pat Cooksey View author's profile page

Overview


Hilariously illustrated for children of all ages, watch as "Paddy" suffers through his work on the construction site and has to explain to his boss in grave detail what went wrong, and why he is laid up in the hospital unable to make it to work. Derived from the beloved Pat Cooksey's lyrics of the classic Irish ballad of "Dear Boss" "The Sick Note" or "The Bricklayers Lament" you may hear sung acapela in pubs across Ireland. 

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Description


'Dear Boss' is the story of a young Irish construction worker named Paddy. Paddy is tasked with lugging a load of bricks down from the top of a 14 story building. Instead of slowly carrying down the bricks by hand, he devises a scheme to unload them all at once with a barrel and a pulley. But he is not strong enough to hold the barrel. The problem is he has already cut the rope. Now he must explain to his boss why he can't come to work due to all the injuries he incurs. This is a funny story with beautiful illustrations. Follow Paddy as he concocts a note for his boss about why he can't come to work.
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About the author


Father of 2 young girls, Irish heritage and has been singing 'Dear Boss' the Irish Folksong written by Pat Cooksey to each girl since they were born to help them fall asleep. It's become a favorite and we are overjoyed to see the story come to life with this beautiful illustration.
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Book details

Genre:HUMOR

Subgenre:Form / Limericks & Verse

Language:English

Pages:24

Format:Hardcover

eBook ISBN:9781098316433

Hardcover ISBN:9781098316426


Overview


Hilariously illustrated for children of all ages, watch as "Paddy" suffers through his work on the construction site and has to explain to his boss in grave detail what went wrong, and why he is laid up in the hospital unable to make it to work. Derived from the beloved Pat Cooksey's lyrics of the classic Irish ballad of "Dear Boss" "The Sick Note" or "The Bricklayers Lament" you may hear sung acapela in pubs across Ireland. 

Read more

Description


'Dear Boss' is the story of a young Irish construction worker named Paddy. Paddy is tasked with lugging a load of bricks down from the top of a 14 story building. Instead of slowly carrying down the bricks by hand, he devises a scheme to unload them all at once with a barrel and a pulley. But he is not strong enough to hold the barrel. The problem is he has already cut the rope. Now he must explain to his boss why he can't come to work due to all the injuries he incurs. This is a funny story with beautiful illustrations. Follow Paddy as he concocts a note for his boss about why he can't come to work.

Read more

About the author


Father of 2 young girls, Irish heritage and has been singing 'Dear Boss' the Irish Folksong written by Pat Cooksey to each girl since they were born to help them fall asleep. It's become a favorite and we are overjoyed to see the story come to life with this beautiful illustration.
Read more

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Tom
Excellent story and illustrations. It's a wonderful and light-hearted tale that kids and adults will love! Read more
Adam
Dear Boss My children can't get enough of Paddy's plight! Read more
Aline
Dear Boss What a great idea to make a book out of this song! My grandkids love it! The illustrations are very fun. Read more
frank
Brilliant! Just got the hard copy in the mail, the illustrations are fantastic! I will be reading Dear Boss to my nephews and niece for years to come. Can't wait to hear their giggles at the hilarious story! Read more
Kristen
Dear Boss Such a great story and the illustrations really bring the folksong to life! My son loves to read it and giggles every time. Read more
Ryan
Great story that my kids love! A classic story that your kids will want to read every night. Read more
Jenna
Love the story and illustrations! Cute story about poor Paddy and why he’s not coming to work... hilarious drawings of an unfortunate day! Highly recommend to anyone - sure to make your kids laugh (and they will want you to read it in an Irish accent!) Read more
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