Usborne Book of Things People Do
By Anne Civardi and Stephen Cartwright
For grade 2 through 5, this book has colorful descriptions of the work people do in different sorts of jobs. Set on the imaginary island of Banilla, the book introduces a host of cheery, busy people, including Manuel Laber, the builder; Penny Sillin, the doctor; Les Chatter, a teacher; Honor Toze, a ballet dancer; and Mayor Naze and shows them as they go about their daily lives. Children, as well as their adult friends, will delight in repeating these inhabitants' names over and over again, as they are all entertaining puns and tongue twisters. Packed with useful information, the book is written clearly and simply and will give children an idea of the diversity of jobs. The layout and the humorous and detailed illustrations in this large-format book are reminiscent of those in Richard Scarry's books. Interesting and imaginative, this is just the right title to add to career book collections.
- Reading level: Ages 9-12
- Format: Hardcover
- Pages: 40 pages
- Publisher: Usborne Pub Ltd
- Date: December 1985
- ISBN-10: 0860208648
- Category: Freebies, Reading
- Condition: Used. Pages intact, but there is a tear on the side of the spine. As such, this book is a "Freebie."
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