HOW WE LIVE; HOW WE WORK by Anita Harper

HOW WE LIVE; HOW WE WORK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In higgledy-piggledy kid-style cartoons, an unelaborated survey of lifestyles: some people live with friends, some with family, some alone; some (looking hoity-toity) live in big houses, some (all sorts) in apartments or rooms; some move, some stay; some like it, some don't. Again, on the job, some work together (on stage) and some alone (driving a truck); some (aerialists) work high, some (miners) low; some like their work, some are bored. Differences in pay and hours are noted, as are those who have two jobs (harried working mothers) and those (housewives) who don't get paid at all. It sounds flat and it is strictly pedagogical--but the pictures throw in some wry asides and their looseness reinforces the lesson. Some people go to alternative preschools--their teachers will take to this; some don't--they could use it.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1977
Publisher: Harper & Row each