Following a farmer, a fisherman, a chef, and, if you must, a ballerina through their glossy color-photoed paces might be a reasonable bridge activity for justbeginning readers. Though fisherman Tom does nothing but land a whopper and ballerina Natalie performs romantically in pink tutu, the chef and the farmer are a lot busier. Antonio is seen at the early morning fish, vegetable, and meat markets, then chopping, plucking, cooking, and tasting; and farmer Sue has a full day mucking, milking, haymaking, feeding the stock, and even mending the fence. But here's the catch: all four ""workers"" are beginning-reader age--that is, little more than toddlers--and to see them dressed for business here is more reminiscent of those dime-store fairy tales with photographed dolls for characters than it is of the real world. Turns out, the ballerina's performance is the one most suited to the series after all.