Friday, September 21, 2012

Clothesline Clues to the Jobs People Do

by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook
illustrated by Andy Robert Davies
Charlesbridge | 2012

In this delightfully simple book, very young readers are asked to anticipate what job folks do based on the things hanging on their clotheslines. As a letter carrier makes her way from house to house delivering invitations to a party, we meet a chef, an artist, a farmer, and more. Everyone gathers at the end for a good-bye party for the launch of the final neighbor, an astronaut.

The illustrations are bright and basic to allow perfect hints so kids can successfully figure out who they'll meet next. And the text is early-reader ready. I can imagine a kindergarten lesson in which kids are asked to draw their own imaginary clotheslines with hints to their dream job for when they grow up for classmates to guess.

No matter the use, this is a wonderful curl-up-together-and-discover book!

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