Jobs People Do

by Christopher Maynard

Boys and girls are dressed for and participating in activities related to various jobs.

Boys and girls are dressed for and participating in activities related to various jobs. Text consists of each telling about his/her work. Additional photographs and information are also on each page. For example, on the page with Scientist there is a girl in a lab coat checking a beaker set-up and a boy in an apron recording fossil finds. There are also captioned photos of a botanist with plants, a scientist with a large microscope, and paleontologists studying bones. Some tools the scientists use are also pictured. The colorful, oversize book is a child-friendly reference for use with a study of community helpers.

Help Them See Themselves...

It is easier for children to visualize themselves in a career when they see a peer dressed for and busy doing the job. In additional to the workers usually discussed, this book also shows some diverse career choices such as chef, accountant, garbage collector, race car driver, and plumber. I like to work through this book during Labor Day activities.

Pat Gramling