Carefully leveled text engages young listeners in learning about how nurses serve their community. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions help build nonfiction learning skills.
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"Easily identifiable occupations in a community (teacher, police officer, farmer) are featured amid full-page photographs accompanied by simple sentences, about four to six words each. Highly visual, the text here is mainly a caption for the photos of adults engaged in work tasks, such as a pastry chef baking, an officer directing traffic, or a veterinarian tending to a puppy on an examining table. Some photos label parts of a uniform or tools of the trade (wrench, badge, oven mitts) in a diagram. A few bubbled critical thinking questions 'Why do construction workers wear tool belts?' can hone inference skills from photo clues. The picture glossary at the end of each volume is small but adequate. VERDICT: Familiar job choices that also tap into preschool curricular units on community." (School Library Journal, Series Made Simple)