First, in the U.S. Army, Jake must do a report about what he wants to be when he grows up. He’s unsure about what that is. His dad decides to take him to an army surplus store where Jack learns about the U.S. Army. The book explores the history of the Army which began as the Continental Army in 1775. Jake learns about the Army’s uniform, the different stars, stripes which indicate rank, the patches which indicates unit and specialty. Jake also learns about the different jobs available in the Army such as doctors, nurses, lawyer and firefighter. He also learns about the service ribbons and medals that are rewarded like the Purple Heart, the Silver Star and the Medal of Honor.
Second, a Veterinarian, Sofia wants a pet of her own but her mom says no. One rainy night, she finds a stray cat and the family takes her to the vet, Dr. Helen. Dr. Helen tells Sofia and her family all what a vet does for animals. There are vets for household pets, farms and ranches, and zoos and wild animals. Sofia also learns about the school training that a vet must go through to earn his or her degree. The most popular pet is the cat and dogs were the first animals to be domesticated. Sofia also gets a lesson in what it takes to be a responsible pet owner.
Both books are great introductions to different careers for children to explore. The information provided is fun, engaging and educational. I highly recommend these titles and the other titles in the series for any family or classroom library. Children will enjoy reading about the different careers that are possible for them when they grow up.
When I grow up I want to be…in the U.S. Army
When I grow up I want to be…a Veterinarian
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