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When We Grow Up: A First Book of Jobs

By Melanie Walsh
Illustrated by Melanie Walsh

A first book of jobs that challenges stereotypes with its positive and inclusive message.

The important message in this first book of jobs is that children can be whatever they want to be when they grow up, whether it is a dancer, vet, mechanic or computer coder. With a variety of jobs and a diverse cast of characters, this book is an excellent way to start conversations with young children about their futures. The bold, graphic illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Melanie Walsh, along with simple vocabulary, bring each profession to life.

  • Tackles stereotypes by showing children doing a range of jobs as equals.
  • Research shows that by the age of seven children choose jobs that reflect stereotypical gender ideas. This book opens up conversation by showing a variety of options.
  • Diverse cast of characters depicted in artwork.

About the author

Melanie Walsh studied at Harrow School of Art and the Royal College of Art. She has now written over forty children's books, which include My Green Day, Ten Things I Can Do to Help My World, Living with Mum and Living with Dad, Goodbye Grandma and Isaac and his Amazing Asperger's Superpowers! Melanie lives with her family in Bath.

ISBN: 9781406394481
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 7, 2021
Dimensions: 250 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 10/10/21 at 22:59:08
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