Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My World Series – What Are My Jobs?

Bobbie Kalman

Words to know starts this book of ‘What Are My Jobs?’ Children help parents by helping around the house with a variety of chores. Different families have pets that either need to be brushed, feed, trained, or walked. These are chores that children can easily accomplish. Other chores children can do to help out around the house are cleaning their room, picking up their toys and books. Some children are able to help out with keeping up with their clothes by washing their clothes. Also, children are encouraged to help out with taking dinner … washing vegetables for the salad and pizza. Children are encouraged to Help outside in the fall by raking leaves and shoveling snow during the winter. There are other chores children are encouraged to help out with to help out with around the house that are age appropriate. The photographs included in the book are of several children so readers should feel as if they are a part of the story. The last page of the book includes notes for adults, including teachers, to use as suggestions for job suggestions for children.

The back of this book suggests a Level B reading guide is available, yet, after going to the web site, I could not find anything above Level H. Also, the reading level suggestion is 4-7. As a trained Reading Specialist, I would think the reading level should be more effective for PreK to Kindergarten.

BIBLIO: 2010, Crabtree Publishing, Ages 4 – 7, $5.95.
REVIEWER: Debby Willett
FORMAT: Picture Book
ISBN: 978-0-7787-9478-3

REVIEWED FOR: Children’s Literature, Online Version, 3/31/10

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