This review is part of Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book series. Visit her site to see the other books recommended.
Title: Night Shift
Author & Illustrator: Jessie Hartland
Publisher: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children’s Books October 2007
Suitable for: 4 and up
Themes: Jobs people do at night, human resources, employment
“Late at night when the owls are out,
and the raccoons are diving into trash cans...
There are people out there awake doing all sorts of interesting things...
They are on the night shift.”
The book covers a total of fourteen nighttime jobs. Each job is described with appropriate and interesting information accompanied by spirited character illustrations which are double-spread. Some of the jobs you'll find in Hartland's Night Shift are; window dressers, a late-night radio DJ, and bridge painters.
Why I Like This Book:
I like all job books for kids and that’s why I chose it. Night Shift is both informative and humorous. I like how over the wee hours of the night the story progressively moves towards morning with the author posing a question that leads to the next worker. Also parents and teachers can find this valuable because it teaches children about human resources and different types of employment.
Author website: http://www.jessiehartland.com/
Fun jobs to check out - http://www.kids.gov/k_5/k_5_careers.shtml
Printables for kids
-Job activities: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/themes/communityhelpers.shtml
-Job coloring pages: http://www.coloring-pages-kids.com/coloring-pages/family-people-jobs-coloring-pages/various-jobs-coloring-pages/various-jobs-coloring-pages-gallery.php