WHEN I GROW UP by Jessica Loy

WHEN I GROW UP

A Young Person’s Guide to Interesting and Unusual Occupations
Age Range: 7 - 11
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Fourteen unusual, if not alternative, careers are highlighted in this colorful photo-essay filled with inspiring and intriguing facts behind the people and their vocations. From Jerry the entomologist and the Meade/Gilman alpaca farmers to Jamie the master cheese maker and Mark the kite designer, the lively presentation guides youngsters through some offbeat and creative ways to earn a living. Education, skills and talent are stressed for even the coolest digital game designer, as are encouraging words expressing the possibilities of following a dream to a productive reality. Women in nontraditional roles, such as Linda the lobsterman (the industry resists gender neutrality), are included, as well as artists in such roles as set designer and junkyard percussionist. Vivid photography showcases individuals within their work environments, complementing the engaging, informative content within the crisp, efficient layout. By necessity a bare introduction to the careers portrayed, this stimulating presentation should appeal to those kids wondering what they might be when they grow up. (Nonfiction. 7-11)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-8050-7717-9
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2008




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