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

10 Jul

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!

Review! 100 Things to Know Before You Grow Up by Lisa M. Gerry

2 Aug

100things100 Things to Know Before You Grow Up

By Lisa M. Gerry

256 pages – ages 7+

Published by National Geographic Children’s Books on March 8, 2016

Synopsis from publisher – “It’s fun to be a kid, but are you ready for what comes next? Challenge yourself with these 100 things and you will be! Jam-packed with tips, tricks, and skills that every kid should master before turning 18, this is the ultimate guide to becoming a fun-loving, well-rounded, totally competent and confident young person. Complete with expert advice from real life explorers, adventurers, and masters of their craft, it’s perfect for jump-starting an amazing life!”

What I Thought- This is a good nonfiction book. It has several neat things to know. The tips are good, there are inspirational interviews, and practical advice. There is a nice mix of things to know, with things just for fun, such as balancing a spoon on your nose, and practical things to know, such as how to load the dishwasher. The only thing I didn’t really like is that it didn’t tell you how to do everything. For example, #30 (Page 78-79) is “How To Edit A Video” – but it just says it is a nice thing to learn. The pictures are a nice addition that jazzed up some of the sections. Overall, a nice summer read!

I give this book four out of five bookworms.fourbooks

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