Monday, July 27, 2020

ABC For Me What Can I Be?

ABC What Can I Be? is a new book from the ABC for me series.  It's a boardbook aimed at very young children and their caregivers.  Due out 1 Sept 2020 from Quarto on their Walter Foster Jr. imprint, it's 32 colorful pages.  Illustrated by Jessie Ford of Sugar Snap Studio, it's an alphabet book full of dreams for girls.

I liked that the book included careers with long and demanding educational paths (surgeon and quantitative analyst) side by side with vocational careers (excavator and floral designer). The kids pictured are ethnically diverse and differently-abled.

I am an optimist and believe that someday (soon) we won't need books telling our kids that they can choose whatever career paths they wish to pursue, but we're not there yet. This is a sweet and non-judgemental book.

The text is written in non-rhyming free verse with a one sentence explanation of what each job entails.

Thoroughly charming.  I really liked it and think it would make a nice reading group selection in a classroom setting for younger kids as well as a read-to-me or bedtime read.

Five stars

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes

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