Synopses & Reviews
What do you want to be when you grow up? People work in various jobs. Very often, clothes fit the job. The right shoes, for example, can make a job easier or safer. A nurse wouldn't wear construction boots, and a construction worker wouldn't wear ballet slippers. There is the right shoe for every job. Steve Swinburne explores various occupations through a simple, lively text and bright, colorful photographs. The book includes a guessing game that invites young readers to guess which shoe matches which job. This Library Media Connection Editor's Choice book offers a unique way of asking children what they want to be when they grow up.
"Swinburne's crisp, clear photographs show children with favorite shoes, without shoes, and with seasonal footwear . . posing the question 'Whose Shoes?' . . . The book begs for interaction between reader and listener."--Horn Book Guide
"The text is rhythmic and will read aloud well." --Kirkus Reviews
"Reminiscent of Margaret Miller's Whose Shoe? (1991), a staple of story programs for many years." --Booklist
"'Teachers will find this a good tool to use with a unit on community workers. It gives young students a new look at people in their community from a different perspective." --Library Media Connection
About the Author
Stephen R. Swinburne is the author of a number of concept books, including Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes: Patterns in Nature; What's Opposite?; What's Opposite?; What's a Pair? What's a Dozen?' Guess Whose Shadow?; and What Color is Nature? He lives in South Londonderry, Vermont.