Full color, full-page photographs throughout with straightforward and engaging text, the I Want to Be... series is an appealing and engaging introduction to a broad spectrum of occupations.
The I Want to Be... series gives young children a realistic insight into the working day of adults. Easy-to-read captions and color photographs of women and men from different cultures help children understand what's involved in each occupation. Young readers learn to respect the importance of doing a job well and appreciate the contributions these workers make to our life and the world around us.
These books are perfect for reading alone or in group story times. They are certain to spark questions and encourage dialogue and prompt children to learn more about these occupations.
About the author
DAN LIEBMAN is a longtime freelance editor and author. He wrote the monthly “Star Gazing” column for Famous magazine for over ten years. Before that, he wrote (under the name Clare Annswell) “StarScope,” a popular syndicated column for U.S. community newspapers. He also wrote an astrology column for Harlequin magazine and edited Harlequin’s series of astrology books.
[Review of previous edition:] The combination of good photos and short text will make this a useful addition to libraries with a perennial demand for 'community helper' books for young children.
[Review of previous edition:] The book stresses the friendliness of police officers and how they 'enjoy helping people.'
School Library Journal
[Review of previous edition:] These colorful titles feature candid photographs of friendly community helpers in different situations with accompanying texts describing what each professional is doing... Recommended for schools and public libraries.