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I want to be a doctor
Liebman, Daniel.
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Publication Information:
Toronto : Firefly Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Reading Level:
AD 640 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 34262.

Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
R690 .L53 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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The I Want to Be... series gives young children a realistic insight into the working day of adults. Easy-to-read captions and color photographs of women and men from different cultures help children understand what's involved in each occupation. Young readers learn to respect the importance of doing a job well and appreciate the contributions these workers make to our life and the world around us.

These books are perfect for reading alone or in group story times. They are certain to spark questions and encourage dialogue and prompt children to learn more about these occupations.

Author Notes

Dan Liebman is a magazine writer and the author of many children's books. He is a specialist in plain language for both young and adult readers.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-In this basic introduction to the profession, Liebman describes visits to a doctor's office and a hospital. Different machines and common procedures such as giving a shot, taking an X ray or a blood-pressure reading, and removing a cast are shown and simply explained. Surgery, physical therapy, and emergency situations involving paramedics are touched upon briefly. The minimal text, which is superimposed on each picture in a white box, provides very little information. In addition, the author jumps from one topic to another with few or no transitions. The close-up color photographs depict multiethnic patients and professionals. Not a first purchase.-Gayle Modrall, Presbyterian School, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.