Community Workers

Community Workers

by Kathy Ross

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Children's Literature
This is a book designed to be read by children, to make simple crafts which are "tools of the trade" of a variety of community workers. Other featured helpers include a doctor, nurse, and dentist, construction worker, banker, plumber, and florist—the list goes on. And each craft represents something specific to the trade: a bookmark, a jackhammer, a tooth, and even handcuffs. The crafts are made of things commonly found in the home, including a number of recycled materials. The illustrations are attractive and detail each step of preparation. A sentence explaining the career is offered. The book would certainly be useful for librarians and teachers, and scout leaders, too. The vocabulary is not simple enough for primary grades, though the activities certainly are. This is part of a series called "Learning Is Fun," which also focuses on crafts that support a curriculum for early learners. 2006, Millbrook Press/Lerner Publishing Group, Ages 3 to 8.
—Candace Deisley
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-A colorful, glossy cover will attract children to this unique assortment of 20 craft ideas relating to a variety of community helpers. Each project includes a heading in a soft green, large-print typeface; a full-color illustration of the finished project; a materials list; and step-by-step directions, all on pale yellow pages. Each project has a picture of the worker related to the craft (firefighter, hair stylist, dentist, shopkeeper, etc.) holding up a sign on which is printed one sentence about the particular job, e.g., "A librarian has the job of helping to select and care for the books at the library." Five of the crafts fall into the category of puppets; others include handcuffs, meal magnets, an apple-for-the-teacher pencil topper, a mail-carrier stamp dispenser, and plastic-bag flowers. This is a solid choice for teachers to supplement lessons on community workers, and librarians will find many program possibilities. Ross has a special talent for introducing all kinds of crafts to younger children in a kid-friendly manner.-Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
Crafts for Kids Who Are Learning about Series
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

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