Uncle Flores is the best tailor in the small river town of Pinbauê in Brazil. He used to make beautiful dresses and colorful costumes for the carnival, but nowadays he only makes gray uniforms for the factory workers. The houses are covered with dust from the factory, the river water is murky, and everything is drab. Edinho, his nephew, comes by every day after school to help cut and iron the cloth and listen to his uncle’s stories. The best ones begin with “Once upon a time….” But when the factory tells Uncle Flores they don’t need his uniforms anymore, Edinho comes up with an ingenious idea to get his uncle back to work and make everyone in town happier and brighter. Soon Uncle Flores’s house is the most popular one in town.
Don’t be fooled by the title of this seriocomic ode to success; it’s not ‘Climb Every Mountain,’ kid version. All journeys face perils, whether from indecision, from loneliness, or worst of all, from too much waiting. Seuss’ familiar pajama-clad hero is up to the challenge, and his odyssey is captured vividly in busy two-page spreads evoking both the good times (grinning purple elephants, floating golden castles) and the bad (deep blue wells of confusion). Seuss’ message is simple but never sappy: life may be a ‘Great Balancing Act,’ but through it all ‘There’s fun to be done.
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Benjamin Zephaniah’s cutting-edge poetry gets to the heart of what all these people do for a living. What will you be when you grow up?
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Photographs and brief text show people all over the world at work.
In this book male and female nurses from all cultures are featured, seen in active and appealing photographs.
In this book male and female school teachers from all cultures are featured, seen in active and appealing photographs.
In this book male and female truck drivers from all cultures are featured, seen in active and appealing photographs. The lives of these important people are depicted with excitement and realism and easy-to-read captions are explanatory and informative without talking down to the young reader. Perfect for bedtime reading, quiet time, or group story times, the “I Want to Be…” books spark questions and conversation, and can prompt children to learn more about a particular occupation, while reinforcing the importance of aspiring to be their best.
Children will want to grab their coats and boots and rush straight to this winsome firefighting tale full of sound words and bright illustrations. Our fire engines are fast and noisy — just like the real ones.”From sounding the siren to speeding off in their fire engines, from finding the fire to expertly putting it out, the children love playing firefighters with Mrs. Iverson. They are brave and strong, just like real firefighters. And after a hard day of fighting fires, nothing is better than having two real live firefighters come to visit and getting to climb aboard their big, red, shiny fire engine!