Product Details
List Price:
5 to 7
K to 2
Trim Size:
10" x 8"
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-891-2
Full-color photographs
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About the Book


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 engaging book offers a unique way of asking children what they want to be when they grow up.


"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

Meet the Author

Stephen R. Swinburne

Stephen Swinburne is the popular author and photographer of a number of concept books. He lives in South Londonderry, Vermont. Visit

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