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I was extremely disappointed by this book. It was so overboard on politically correctness that it paints a completely unrealistic picture of career fields people are employed in. In an attempt to include women in non stereotypical roles they went too far to the extreme and the majority of the book shows jobs by women - astronaut, carpenter, firefighter, etc, and barely ANY jobs done by men. The jobs they do include men doing are mostly menial and you wouldn't find a man doing them in real life. While it is cutely illustrated and shows how certain jobs require uniforms I wouldn't recommend it. Also, it only has a handful of jobs in it (I was expecting at least a dozen or more) and wasn't really worth the shipping.
Excellent book. Children like books that have a bit of suspense, and this one has that. Each clothesline shows the uniform and tools for a different job and gives the children a chance to guess before turning to the next page with the answer. I used this in a preschool unit about community. I also created a fine motor skills activity to match the book. I used a color copier and printed the clothes and tools on cardstock then laminated them. I did the same for each fully dressed figure. Then tied thin cording between two chairs and created two clotheslines. Using smaller sized clothespins the students took turns sorting the correct uniform pieces to the correct figure. They enjoyed both the book and the activity. Able to store and reuse it again. Highly recommend this book!
This book is very sweet. My 2.5-year-old loves guessing the clues, and it’s a great way to talk about people and jobs in our community.
For those commenting on an overrepresenttion of women / unfair gender distribution.... there are seven job roles illustrated in the book. Four are women, three are men. Last I checked, there are more women in the world’s population than men, so this seems like a pretty accurate and fair distribution to me. And I love that my daughter gets to see women in roles that so many other books don’t show — when they should. So it gets more stars from me for that. We’re happy to have it in our collection!
This book was so cute for my Kindergarteners. It was catchy, fun and the illustrations were great. It can be used for older kids too. Fun guessing game for kids that involved them in the story and allows them to use their critical thinking skills by using past experience or knowledge to guess the job of the person by their clothing or materials used. ALSO, I love the gender fluidity- there is an excellent mixture of males and females portraying different jobs (female mail carrier, male chef).