(books received for review)
Busy People: Police Officer
Busy People: Astronaut
This seems like a great series. The cute but fairly simple text packs in a lot of information. I liked the illustrations. They say recommended for ages 2-5, but MeiMei just turned 6 and they still seemed like a good fit.
I really liked that the Police Officer one involves a child going to the officers for help. I thought that was a great way to show kids that they are there to help you and not scary.
I don't think they're the funnest books for reading at home, though, unless it's an occupation the child is really IN to. I think they're actually excellent for a kindergarten or first grade teacher doing a unit on careers.
What Do Grown-ups Do All Day?
by Virginie Margand
This one is a much more broad career book. It goes through various locations and talks about what the different grown-ups there are doing. The premise is kind of a class field trip idea.
This showed up at our house right when MeiMei had just finished a week of career-related stuff at school, so the timing was perfect. She loved it.
I love the format and layout. The illustrations and text are great. I like the bigger size and bold colors.
All in all, as a teacher or home school parent these would be amazing resources. For just regular at-home reading, I think What Do Grown-ups...? is a better option, but if you have a child who is obsessed with a specific job then the Busy People series would be a great place to look.