Wednesday, March 18, 2009

When I Grow Up by Jessica Loy

Reviewed by Miss Dewey at Orenda

Four paw prints. When I was in elementary school I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a library teacher…just like my mom. I thought the library was the coolest place in school. The library had the newest books, the newest technology, the newest AV equipment, and LEGOS. I was lucky because I knew what I wanted to be and I worked hard to achieve my goals. But I realize that not all kids know what they want to be and that’s where this book will come in handy. This book describes 14 jobs that kids may never have thought of before. Some of the described jobs are kite designer, archaeologist, game designer, and (my personal favorite) master cheese maker. This isn’t just a good book, it’s a fun book to read and it makes you think about jobs you would never dream about trying. One of the best parts of this book is the websites in the back. Almost every job has a website for kids about the different jobs and many of websites are places located in the northeast. So, why is there a northeast connection? The author lives near Albany. There’s just one problem. I think "elementary library teacher" should have been one of the jobs recommended in the book. To learn more about the author visit
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