What Should I Wear To Work?
by Jana Sedlackova
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Pub Date 12 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 27 Nov 2023
This humorous and interactive book on fashion, clothing, and accessories for kids is filled with fun, silly illustrations.
Thirteen silly professionals have gotten their clothes and equipment all mixed up for their jobs, causing them all sorts of trouble. Young readers are encouraged to pick out the correct clothing and equipment for each job, making for a fun, zany, and interactive experience. To save the day, kids will help the following characters in crazy outfits find the proper attire:
- A chef wearing a tutu
- A gardener in her Sunday best
- A conductor in pajamas
- An Arctic explorer in summer swimwear
- A hockey goalie in a cook’s clothing
- A firefighter in a fancy suit
- A ballerina in hiking clothes
- A car wash attendant in a suit
- A sailor in a polka-dotted shirt
- An officer work in a farmer’s overalls
- A doctor dressed like a welder
- A flight attendant dressed like a rock star
- A chimney sweep in medical scrubs
With these wacky and colorful illustrations depicting funny situations and crazily dressed people, kids will be drawn into various scenes and encouraged to help the zany characters pick the right clothing and accessories for each profession. Along the way, they will learn about appropriate attire for different jobs. Silly questions such as, "Do orchestra conductors wear pajamas to work?" and "What happens when a ballerina dances in hiking books?" are explored, adding a fun and lightly educational aspect to the book, which offers an interactive experience that encourages creativity and problem-solving.
This book is perfect for young readers aged 3–6 who enjoy funny situations and are interested in fashion, clothing, and what we wear in different circumstances. Equally suitable for a parent looking for a fun activity to share with their child or a teacher seeking a unique way to teach about professions, this book offers an opportunity for children to learn about different types of clothing, accessories, and events while also improving their decision-making skills. The colorful and engaging illustrations will captivate children immediately, making this book a great addition to any young reader’s collection.
Average rating from 6 members
How unique and intriguing! I’ve never seen an interactive book where the young reader gets to pick out proper clothing for various occupations! As an adult, even I had fun looking through the options to pick out the appropriate gear to fit each situation. The crazy outfits each person starts with are humorous and readers get a chance to explore various activities shown. This would be a good gift for a young child as there’s the ability to actually write in the book if you own it. A public library might find this book returned with articles of clothing circled by the borrower.
They use some not well known jobs to see how children react. This would be good to have at a home library or a book for kids to read for fun in the classroom.
I really wanted to like “What Should I Wear to Work”, however, it felt a bit short from my perspective. I am not certain if the set-up or arrangement of the pages or the illustrations themselves, however, it appeared as ore of a silly book versus picking out the correct outfits.
The silly outfits were cute, but the direction of what the book was looking to accomplish felt lost. It is a great idea, I just wonder if it would have been more impactful if presented differently.
Thank you to both NetGalley and Albatros Media for providing me the opportunity to review "What Should I Wear to Work” prior to publication . I am appreciative and leave my review voluntarily.
This is a silly story of people wearing the wrong things to work. The opposite page has what they should really wear. It is fun to think about what if they wore the wrong things!
I can imagine young kids going through this book time and again, poring over the pictures of people in the wrong work clothing and marveling over new things they notice each time they look. I love the message of this book, about how the utility of clothing changes depending on what you want to do. This is a concept that's hard for kids to understand as they don their favorite pajamas to play in the snow or insist on wearing a bathing suit to kindergarten. Jana Sedlackova shows with humor, accuracy and energy how a mask suitable for the opera will not protect a firefighter, and how hiking boots, while sturdy and practical for many things, won't help a ballet dancer get through her performance. Each page spread gives the humorous depiction of a person wearing a wildly inappropriate selection, and on the other side is a labeled collection of what that person would wear, plus the equipment they'd use. For example, a firefighter would use a ladder, fire extinguisher, axe and so on, in addition to the specialty clothing. A nice book that will be enjoyed by a wide variety of children. #netgalley