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Maybe You Should Fly A Jet! Maybe You Should Be A Vet!

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Every child who has ever been asked that age-old question will find in this lively book a world of outlandish answers as well as real possibilities.

This light-hearted, free-wheeling celebration of jobs plain and fancy should help children see that work is what you make it. At the same time, the catchy rhymes and funny pictures make it a perfect book for beginning readers t...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published April 27th 1981 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1980)
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Shannon D.
Maybe You Should Fly a Jet is a picture book that makes children think about what they may want to do when they grow up. This is a fun book because it rhymes all the way through and has silly pictures to go along with each job. There really is no beginning, middle or end because there is no plot. The author informs us that this is a Beginner Book so the ages that this is directed towards would most likely be from three to five years old.
The artwork in this book uses bright colors and thicker l...more
Hope Johnson
This book is full of rhyming words and look-alike words. You can help kids learn how to recognize look-alike words using their prior knowledge. It can also show kids the literary technique of asking a one word question for emphasis. This book allows he children to see their parents, and their futures in the pages of the book. It lists many different careers in ALL different areas. This book can be extended by allowing to write about what they want to be a illustrate it. This will help them with...more
Jun 06, 2014 Saquib rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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This book remains to be my guiding force in life. It is very deep, just think about it! I read it when I need direction, or there is pressure for my life to morph into a certain way.

Most definitely, one of the Doc's best books.

If anyone has ever found out what a FOICE is, please explain. There are so many choices!

"Don't bother to pack your bags
Or your map
We won't need them where we're goin'
We're goin' where the wind is blowin'
Not knowin' where we're gonna stay"
hhahahah I did read this.. heck I OWN this..

such a cute rhyming book :DD
A book comprised of a rhyming list of jobs...except for three. Voice, Talker, and Bride. Judging from the picture, voice is supposed to mean singer. Talker is harder. The picture might indicate philosopher or book critic. Politician, pundit, or public speaker might work though the picture doesn't particularly support them. Bride has no excuse. Either it's indicating that you can marry rich and be a trophy wife, or you can be a professional black widow, neither of which is a particularly good mes...more
I had never heard of this book. I found another box of books from my sister tonight. This was tucked inside. I like it. The illustrations are not Seuss, just the text.

The question is what will you be/do? Then the good doctor takes through a whirlwind of occupations. I tell my students yearly that I didn't know what all the possibilities were. Had I, I may have chosen to do something different. Meteorologist and cartographer are things I would have pursued.

Nicely done!
Vanessa Easley
Really enjoyed this book because it wasn't just all the typical careers or jobs, but lots of different kinds of jobs for kids to look at that they could do if they decide to. I found the bride one an odd "job" to put in there because it felt like it was hinting at marrying rich and not working. I felt like this book also did a good job of showing girls and boys they can be anything they want and that their career doesn't have to be based on their sex.
A book of occupations that for me reads a lot like playing a game of Old Maid (remember all the occupations and the brightly colored illustrations?)

Most professions are familiar and some have difficult names (Lepidopterist) and together they present an array of choices that's exciting and represent all types of interests.
This book tells a bunch of different jobs and asks if readers would like to have those jobs. It is a great book to expose books to a bunch of different jobs. Children may find a new job that interests them. Students can write a story about what job they would like when they grow up.
Jason Slayton
This book teaches kids they can take on any vocation if they are white. Even a bride.

They may become a noodle noodler if their race is slightly ambiguous.
A book for inspiring kids to think about what they would like to be when they grow up.
We will probably like better in a couple of years.
Tyler Roman
A great rhyming book that all children are sure to love.
Brynja Carlson
glass blower? mushroom grower?
how about a fishbone boner?
i decided i would be an astronaut!
well it didn't let me read it -.-
Angela Barakat
I read this with both my children.
listing all you can do
Maybe i should be a writer.
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