Title: When I Grow Up: A Young Person's Guide to Interesting & Unusual Occupations
Author and Illustrator: Jessica Loy
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Concepts: jobs, occupations, services, education and training
Review: It seems like a dream, to get paid for playing Legos, hugging a dog, flying a kite, going fishing, and sampling chocolates. Yet these dreams have come true for those adults who work as game designers, pet photographers, kite designers, lobstermen, and chocolatiers. With this informative book, Jessica Loy describes fourteen unusual occupations that involve not only the stuff of childhood dreams, but also extensive training, long hours, and hard work. As the book points out, thinking about careers can be fun and inspiring given the array of professional options, including those that children may perceive to be more play than work.
Review by: Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children