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Work
     

Work

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by Ann Morris, Ken Heyman (Illustrator), Ken Heyman (Illustrator)
 

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Come fly an airplane in Germany and a kite in Thailand, fish for wind-up whales on a sidewalk in Japan and cod off the coast of Canada, herd sheep in New Zealand and ride an elephant in the United States. These lively photo essays take young children on a trip around the world to visit people from a rich variety of cultures at work and at play.

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Come fly an airplane in Germany and a kite in Thailand, fish for wind-up whales on a sidewalk in Japan and cod off the coast of Canada, herd sheep in New Zealand and ride an elephant in the United States. These lively photo essays take young children on a trip around the world to visit people from a rich variety of cultures at work and at play.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dianne Ochiltree
This rich, revealing look at the world of work invites children on a trip around the globe. Through vivid photography and simple language, the author shows us mommies, daddies and children working-on their own and together. The text is set in a large, easy-to-read type. The emphasis, however, is rightly placed on the sensitive photos that tell a story all their own: a glimpse into the relationships between people who work, the work they do, and the people they work with. The rear of the book is devoted to a unique visual index. Small full-color reproductions of each photo used, keyed by page number, are accompanied by a caption describing the work or craft, country and culture represented. The last page features a simplified global map, marked to show precisely "where in the world" each photograph was taken. This beautifully-made hardcover book gives the earliest reader a wonderful introduction to geography and world cultures.
School Library Journal
PreS-KTwo more additions to the author's series of photographic essays, this time focusing on the concepts of play and work. The format remains the samea two-page spread with bright, colorful pictures that illustrate the examples suggested in the spare text. The language is clear and straightforward, and, for the most part, the photographs support the texts well. A section at the back of each book identifies the country in which each photo was taken and includes a brief explanation of the activity portrayed. This spread is confusingly labeled "index" when in fact the entries are in page order. No African countries are used to illustrate Play (13 of the pictures are from the United States) and no South American country appears in Work although the Central American countries of Mexico and Panama are represented. Miller has produced a number of photo-essays that touch on aspects of both work and play that are also geared to preschoolers. Still, collections serving young children will want to add these two titles.Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688148669
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.31(w) x 8.33(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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Work 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good book to show young children that all around the world, no matter what you look like or do, people work! It's a great concept book. The wording in this book is simple, buat the end the author provides the reader with an index that tells the reader what each person is doing in the book and map of the world showing where these countries are. That makes this book great for children with more reading skills.