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Featuring more than one hundred jobs, this book gives children a fascinating insight into what grown-ups do all day. Explore fifteen busy scenes set in diverse work places, then turn the page to find out what each person's job entails. Packed with detailed scenes and information, this is a sure-fire instant classic....

Title : What Do Grown-ups Do All Day?
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ISBN : 9781847808448
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 64 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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What Do Grown-ups Do All Day? Reviews

  • Darcy
    2019-04-07 08:11

    A feast for the eyes! Grown-ups take an appalling lack of naps! They must be very cranky. -M

  • Mehsi
    2019-04-01 04:54

    When I saw this book I knew I just had to have it, I saw excerpts/sneak peeks of it on Twitter and fell in love with the book. It finally came in 3 days ago, and yesterday I had a chance to read it. This is a really fun, terrific book. Separated in various workplaces, from hospitals to theatres, you will see 8 people in each workplace and learn about their job, what the name of their job is, and also a short description of it. I really loved this, though at times I thought it was a bit too generalizing. I can imagine that they had to do it because otherwise the book would become too big but still I wished they had done it a bit differently. I also loved the giant pictures before the job descriptions. You could see all the people at work and see what they were doing. I loved searching for the people and what they were doing, it really gives something extra to the book, instead of just a book about jobs, it is also a bit of a search puzzle. There was however one thing that confused me, one thing that stood out and was weird. This book is about jobs, about workplaces, about what grown-ups do at such places. However, there were a few people who didn't do a job, unless these days those are jobs (in that case, I am all up for those). Things like a woman who is a shopper (just doing groceries), or a lady from the audience (in the theatre). Those are not jobs, and I think it is just odd that the author decided to add those. I can imagine it might be fun to add them and show that there is more to the workplaces than just work, but then don't promote the book as a book for kids to find out what they want to become later. Don't promote the book as being all about workplaces and jobs then.The art was pretty awesome, though I (and this is not racist) wish they would have used a bit of a lighter colour for the people who were dark-coloured. Saying this as a style thing, I loved seeing the faces (since they had some nice expressions) of the characters, and the black and brown colours just ate each other and made it hard to see the character. It just became a bit of a blob, and that is a shame. I was delighted to see that they were doing characters in all colours (and shapes and also not letting gender determine the job), but I think this one should have been thought out more. Other than that I can only have high praise for the art. Especially the big pictures before the jobs, those were just a delight. I loved the details, the colours, and the way the art was done.All in all this was a terrific book and I am sure that kids will love this one a lot. It might confuse them, since not all characters do a job, but I am sure parents (or teachers) can explain. :) I would recommend this book to everyone.Review first posted at

  • LAWonder10
    2019-04-19 01:51

    Help children understand some of the obligations of grown-ups with this informatively, entertaining book of illustrations. Not only does it show many vocations, but centers on fourteen main areas of employment and the various occupations therein. It gives a brief description of each occupation, plus his/her primary duties. Through word and picture, very young children are encouraged to gain an education and develop various talents while doing so.The illustrations are somewhat expressionist, yet simple and colorful, created by author/artist Virginie Morgand. The Book Title and Cover well defines the story's content.This is a great book for parents, teachers and for Children's Summer Reading Programs. The last two of sixty three pages contains an extensive Index.*This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review, of which I have given.For the chance to receive your own hardboun

  • Laura shavers
    2019-03-24 08:55

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I'm trying to get through all of the books I've won:) I'm making progress. My son and I went through 2 scenarios a night until we were done. He's 7 and a pretty good reader for his age. There were some words that challenged him, which I liked and words that he sounded out, which made me proud as well. He got to read about what his daddy does on a construction site. So, that was neat! I think this book was very informative and gave information on a lot of careers I wouldn't have thought to describe.

  • Jordan Kinser
    2019-04-03 08:46

    This book is so informational! I love the artwork (it has lovely colors that make it pop) and it shows over a hundred jobs and what they involve. This book would be great for explaining what their parents do or for deciding what to do themselves some day. I like that it has a diverse group of characters and that it goes beyond the traditional "fireman, policeman" blah, blah, blah. I would get this book for any inquisitive mind.Grade: K-4Genre: Informational

  • Jesse Summers
    2019-04-21 06:00

    I learned a lot.

  • Brittany
    2019-04-02 07:46

    An introductory of different grown up jobs at best. Includes professions kids might already be familiar with. Decent art.

  • Hadasa
    2019-03-24 07:02

    Simple explanation about hundred of jobs so it can help children imagine what they want to be when they grow up.

  • Rae
    2019-03-25 01:51

    Around fifty different occupations are described in short sentences. Digitally illustrated. Lovely.

  • Nikki
    2019-04-15 04:47

    I received this book free through Goodreads giveaways.I really enjoyed this book and I think its perfect for all children. I love the illustrations they are so simple and old-timey. I love how they aren't trying to be super hip/modern. This book reminds me of the Richard Scary books I had as a kid. It shows a picture of a job and a couple sentences explaining what the person does. What I love most about this book is the diversity. The illustrations show people of different races and genders in all types of jobs and does not limit jobs to being race or gender specific. Ex. The Engineer looks to be a hispanic woman. I know I immediately looked up teacher and police officer (my husband and mine jobs) and I know children would love to learn about their parents jobs!

  • Annie
    2019-03-23 03:47

    I am so torn about this book! I loved it, first of all. The illustrations are simple and it definitely describes to students about different types of careers and the skills needed for each. I am definitely keeping this book for my daughter, but I am not sure about how it could be used for social studies. I have issues with this type of thing being social studies content, but I may have to reconcile this. I do think this would be a great addition to any lower elementary classroom.

  • Reagan
    2019-04-10 01:57

    It's about grown-ups doing jobs. When you read it, you can pick what job you want to have.

  • Sarah
    2019-04-17 08:46

    Kindergarten unit: careers