When I Grow Up: A Young Person's Guide to Interesting and Unusual Occupations
by Jessica Loy
What do you want to be when you grow up? Consider all your options. How about being a game designer and creating computer action games similar to the ones you play? Or, if you like chocolate, you could become a chocolatier and make delectable treats. There’s even the possibility of studying fascinating bugs for a living—as an entomologist. The choices are endless. So come...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 2nd 2008 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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When I was in elementary school I wanted to be a Karate Guy when I got older. Apparently, I wasn’t aware of the whole “you have to make some money” thing. It just sounded like a cool job to me. As a child, I didn’t know I would grow up to be a children’s librarian. I’m guessing the same goes for kids who grow up to be alpaca farmers. “When I Grow Up” contains a collection of unique professions that will be useful for kids thinking of the future. A solid addition to your careers section.
A fun look at alternate career ideas for the "when I grow up" interested. My husband would have wanted to be a master cheese maker like the featured man in Vermont and my youngest, of course, flipped over the game designer. Personally I was smitten with the notion of being a Lobsterman (which featured Linda Greenlaw of The Perfect Storm inspiration fame). But I really just want to ride on the boat, not get pinched by those lobsters.