This latest addition to the "Community Helpers" series simply and ably describes photographers' work in an easy to read format. Each section provides a brief paragraph about various aspects of the work photographers perform such as where they work, the skills they need and how their job helps others. Important related words associated with photography such as tripod and focus are defined. As well, the author provides a short index and bibliography at the end of the book. The photographs that accompany the text smartly portray ethnically and generationally diverse photographers with whom readers from all backgrounds can identify. Finally, the author includes an easy to follow and fun project for building an upside down picture box to assist readers in learning how images are received by the human eye and how cameras right these images. Overall, as an introduction to the profession for beginning nonfiction readers, this book is well worth considering. 2001, Bridgestone Books, $18.60. Ages 6 to 10. Reviewer: Michele Gable
Fran Hodgkins is the author of The Orphan Seal, winner of the Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, presented by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This is Fran Hodgkins's first Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book. She lives in Maryland.