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Friday 10 June 2016

Review: What Do Grown-Ups Do All Day?

Yes - what exactly DO grown-ups do all day? Well?

I'll tell you.

They actually get kind of busy. The ones who spend a lot of time outdoors--they do things like fishing. Or watching the coastline. Or looking after trees or national parks. They also dive into the ocean and look after animals there.

What about grown-ups who spend their day in the hospital? Well, some of them look after patients. Some of them drive ambulances. Some of them deliver babies or dispense medicine to make us well.

And grown-ups who have an action-packed day? Well, they might protect us. Or put out fires. Or even walk on the moon.

I love this deliciously-thought-out picture book on the many and varied ways people work, and what they commit their lives too. Divided into sections, we discover what people do in schools, hospitals, on farms, in the theatre, in a newsroom, at the gym, in the great outdoors, and many more.

Pages are vibrant and action-packed, with an intro explaining examples of each particular 'area' (a school, outdoors, at the airport), then the second spread features the various roles, along with a short description of the elements that comprise that role.

This is a wonderful introduction to careers for little ones--presented in an attractive way that invites curiosity and questions.

Beautifully designed, the block-colour illustrations are a joy.

Title: What Do Grown-Ups Do All Day?
Author/Illustrator: Virginie Morgand
Publisher: Wide Eyed, $29.99
Publication Date: 27 April 2016
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781847808097
For ages: 4 - 10
Type: Picture Book