Children's LiteratureEven young children know that a veterinarian is an animal doctor, but not all people are aware of the different types of veterinarians and the many varied tasks they perform. A veterinarian can work at a clinic, shelter, farm, zoo, aquarium, or nature preserve. The primary role for every veterinarian is caring for sick and injured animals. This book explains how the veterinarian does that as well as how they work to keep animals healthy and prevent them from getting sick; the reader learns about proper pet care in the process. The book concludes with a chapter that gives advice for those interested in pursuing a career as a vet. Each chapter is about two pages long and there are several colorful photographs on each page. Most of the terminology is simple but there is a glossary that defines the few slightly difficult words that are used. This book would appeal to any young reader with an interest in pets, pet care, or veterinary medicine and is recommended as a supplement for any curriculum on community helpers. This title is part of the "My Community and its Helpers" series. 2005, Crabtree Publishing, Ages 5 to 9.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 1-4-With medium-sized print, many full-color photos, and easy-to-read texts, these introductions to community helpers are child-friendly and appealing. Each spread is headed by a phrase in varied colors, loosely dividing the book into sections. The texts give all of the pertinent information for reports, including the type of education necessary to pursue a career in each field. Good additions to collections needing more materials on the topic.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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