Reviews for What Do They Do? : Firefighters

Library Media Connection Reviews 2011 March/April
This basic series describes some of the typical jobs that people have in a community. Each book starts with a scenario relating to the job and then describes what may go on during a typical day. The series focuses primarily on "What do they do?" but the books do encourage further study by recommending that students ask questions of those people in their community. There are captioned photographs on most pages. This series is great for younger students exploring different community jobs for research purposes. It's a step up from the very basic reference books and somewhat more detailed for young students. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Index. Recommended. Bridget Slayden, Educational Reviewer, Rogersville, Missouri ¬ 2011 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2010 November

Gr 1-3--Somewhat similar to ABDO's "Going to Work" books (see below), this series focuses on community workers. The focus is on basic tasks, what to expect on a visit, what one needs to know to do the job, its value to society, and variations of it-vets on the farm and at the zoo, for example. The attractive spreads alternate text with large photos of workers. "Think," "Create," and "Ask Questions" sidebars provide questions for discussion with parents or teachers. Colored text in bold-faced font highlights new vocabulary words. Plenty of smiling folks are pictured on the covers and within, including a medical worker wearing a stethoscope, a police officer with a dog, and an office worker. These titles will inform children and eliminate uncertainty about new experiences.

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