Review! 100 Things to Be When You Grow Up by Lisa M. Gerry

100 Things to Be When You Grow Up
By Lisa M. Gerry
256pages – ages 7+
Published by National Geographic Children’s Books on March 14, 2017

Synopsis from Publisher- “Who says adults can’t have fun? This book explores 100 of the coolest, wackiest, and most amazing jobs and careers out there, from astronaut to zookeeper, ice cream taster to game maker. ”

What I Thought- I really like the format of this book. It is a list, with one career per spread – except for when they include a longer interview with an expert in a field. That’s another thing I liked; the interviews with people who actually do the job – it’s a nice touch. The jobs are ones you may or may not have heard of, with things like a fire fighter to an adventure guide. Ms. Gerry presents the information in a fun way, and I love that she also includes tips for any career, made to get kids thinking about the future. I like the variety of jobs included, and that they included some odd ones that aren’t that hard to get. This was a nice nonfiction book to get kids thinking about their future, and I really hope that kids give it a look and find something to tickle their inspirations!

I give this book five out of five bookworms!

Categories: Age 6-9, nonfiction

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10 replies

  1. This is very cool. Love that they will have many varied jobs that one can choose. The bright cover also gives it that instant eye appeal for kids. Great find.

  2. I-I-I-ice cream taster!!??!! Yes! Pick me! Pick me! That’s what I want to be when I grow up….

    Love and licks,

  3. I’ll second the ice cream taster profession.(I might even be overqualified). 🙂 Sounds like a fun reference book for kids.

  4. What a fun book! I had no idea one could make a living tasting ice cream.

    My son tried to start his own video game company but didn’t get enough of a following for his games. Apparently, you need LOTS of games and LOTS of advertising to make a go of it.

  5. OK. I see some competition for the ice cream taster. Stand back, Robin and Genevieve. That job is MINE!

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