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Combines verse with a series of high-adventure career descriptions, allowing readers to place a photograph of their own face within the illustrations
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If the secret of success lies in visualization, then this could be the career-planner of choice: a diecut hole pierces through the cover all the way to the final spread, where a photo of a child's face beams out; the idea is for readers to mount photographs of their own shining countenances. With each turn of the page, the child in the photo appears dressed in a different job-related costume amid a fairly wacky on-the-job setting. Decidedly pithy, humorously snippy verse helps the undecided explore career options: to be a musician, "I'll play the flute and trombone,/ Drums, xylophone,/ The banjo, piano, and trumpet./ I'll blow and I'll strum,/ I'll bang and I'll drum./ And if the neighbors complain,/ They can lump it." Most occupations are gender-neutral, though a boy might object to seeing his face framed by a blonde, tiara'd bouffant while he seems to sport a white fur coat and a pea-green handbag (a "film star"), and a girl might sniff at seeing herself as a balding, bearded inventor. Most likely, however, readers will laugh at the incongruities. High humor is the real point here, and Hurt-Newton plays right along, her cartoon-like, freewheeling illustrations capturing the madcap mood to a tee. Ages 3-up.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Candlewick, 1997. Condition: New. Tania Hurt-Newton (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0763602302
Book Description Candlewick, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0763602302
Book Description Candlewick. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0763602302 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.2003617