Title: Adventure Annie Goes to Work
Author: Toni Buzzeo
Illustrator: Amy Wummer
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Concepts: human resources, jobs
Review: With all her creativity and energy, Annie Grace has no trouble thinking up wild adventures on which to embark in the weekends with her mom. But this particular Saturday is different, because mom has to go into the office to search for a big report that got misplaced, and Annie needs to come along. Not one to miss a beat, Adventure Annie quickly turns the office visit into a search for hidden treasure in the imaginary jungle (copy room) and mountainside (mail room). Will she save the day and find the missing report? This entertaining book provides a good opportunity to talk with younger children about the challenges, and rewards, that women in the workforce experience when they combine their paid jobs with raising children.
Review by: Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children