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Who wears oven mitts, an apron, and a puffy hat? Who uses safety glasses and a saw? Clothes and special gear associated with an array of different professions appear on a clothesline, with an accompanying four line stanza asking the reader to guess what job that person does. Turn the page, and the worker wearing and using the featured items is revealed....

Title : Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do
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ISBN : 9781580892513
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
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Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do Reviews

  • Mari
    2018-10-26 10:38

    A rhyming guessing game. What fun! Kids love this kind of riddle book, and I love that the authors deliberately have women doing jobs where picture books more often show men- firefighters, astronauts, etc. Plus, if you look carefully at the illustrations, you can see that the pictures tell a story that the kids can 'read' via the pictures. This kind of book is great for building kids background knowledge, which in turn makes learning to read much easier.

  • Natalie
    2018-10-28 06:31

    I thought this would be a good book to engage an audience through providing opportunities for guessing, and then I noticed there are lady astronauts, carpenters, and firefighters! Combating gender stereotypes FTW.

  • Edward Sullivan
    2018-10-29 10:36

    Guessing people's occupations by what they wear. I especially like the inclusion of women in jobs like astronaut, carpenter, and firefighter.

  • Delaney Barnett
    2018-10-21 04:41

    This picture book gives the reader a series of clues so they can guess what job he/she does. The hints are the working outfits of different workers such as a firefighter, chef, and astronaut. The major theme of this book is gender stereotypes because it subtly reverses the traditional job of men and women by making an astronaut female and a chef male. At the end of the book, they all gather around to set the astronaut off on her journey. Personally, I think it is a fun book that has the potential for a lot of interaction from the audience. Through an active read aloud, you can have different students raise their hand in response to the clues to see if they can get it right. I recommend this book because it shows the audience that they can do whatever the want when they grow up. Raising the younger generations to not have preconceived ideas of what they can and can't do is vital for future gender equality.

  • Shantel Floyd
    2018-11-08 05:35

    A beautiful picture book that deciphers jobs by clothing/uniform. The title is literally the synopsis. The book is wonderfully and thoroughly illustrated. That's what I loved about it most and what I think children will especially enjoy about the book. Nothing basic about them. I loved that the text was simple and gave the children a chance to guess at the occupation and then of course the next page reveals the job. Another point in the book's favor is the use of women in the occupational roles, particularly the ones that are usually only highlighted as a male having.

  • Paige Smith
    2018-11-16 10:34

    When I read this book my first thought was how adorable the poem and pictures were. While reading further into the text I was very surprised and pleased to see that jobs like a firefighter and an astronaut were portrayed as being done by women. I loved how it showed how anyone could do any job and did not play into societies ideals of gender roles when it comes to jobs! I thought this book was done very well and would recommend it to anyone!

  • Shari
    2018-11-02 06:55

    Interactive, guessing game book: The work clothes of a specific worker is on the clothesline. The children guess the job. The really cool thing about this book is the women in jobs like fire fighter, carpenter, and astronaut.

  • Jennifer
    2018-10-25 06:38

    Simple and straight forward text and clear, bright illustrations, this is a great addition to story times with toddlers and preschoolers. The format is question and answer so there's plenty of opportunity to get the kids engaged.

  • Caroline
    2018-11-01 11:55

    A fun non-fiction picture book where readers guess what sport an athlete will play based on the clothes on the clothesline shown.The colorful illustrations, simple rhyming text, and the alternating boy and girl athletes make this a sports story time winner.

  • Elaine
    2018-11-05 03:56

    Excellent story time read!

  • Vicki
    2018-10-31 09:59

    This book will teach/reinforce the community helper theme. Rhyming text and crisp concise illustrations make this a nice book to share, in the form of a guessing game.

  • Leslie
    2018-11-10 04:00

    This book was recommended while I was searching for books to read at Community Helper Day at Head Start. Fun presentation and I’m looking forward to sharing it. If only it included a Librarian!

  • Laurie
    2018-11-15 03:44

    Booklist (September 15, 2012 (Online))Preschool-Grade 1. Crisp images show us various clotheslines and invite readers to guess the person who fits the accompanying rhyming descriptions: “Uniform and cap, / an invite for you. / Big bag of letters. / What job does she do?” With a turn of the page, readers get the answer by seeing the worker on the job. The mail carrier introduced in the first spread delivers letters to everyone else, and in the thin story line, the sundry workers all arrive to celebrate the astronaut’s launch party. The idea of introducing community workers and jobs in this way is clever, and the authors eschew gender stereotypes—the carpenter, the firefighter, and the astronaut are all women, while the artist, the farmer, and the chef are men. Other stereotypes persist: the artist in the beret and the farmer with an old-fashioned milk pail do not really reflect either modern-day trade. Still, the interactivity of the book ought to make this a hit.Horn Book (Spring 2013)In this clever rhyming guessing-game book, clothes and objects on a clothesline are clues to the owner's occupation: "Space suit and jet pack, / star charts to review. / Flight gloves and moon boots. / What job does she do?" Recurring characters and a bright palette adorning clean yet detailed compositions will engage readers until the end: "Is one of these jobs / just right for you?"Kirkus Reviews (June 1, 2012)Heling and Hembrook's clever conceit challenges children to analyze a small town's clotheslines to guess the job each of their owners does. Close-up on the clothesline: "Uniform and cap, / an invite for you. / Big bag of letters. / What job does she do?" A turn of the page reveals a macro view of the home, van and the woman doing her job, "She is a mail carrier." Indeed, she can be spotted throughout the book delivering invitations to all the rest of the characters, who gather at the end for a "Launch Party." The verses' rhymes are spot-on, though the rhythm falters a couple of times. The authors nicely mix up the gender stereotypes often associated with several of these occupations, making the carpenter, firefighter and astronaut women. But while Davies keeps uniforms and props pretty neutral (he even avoids U.S. mail symbols), he keeps to the stereotypes that allow young readers to easily identify occupations--the farmer chews on a stalk of wheat; the beret-wearing artist sports a curly mustache. A subdued palette and plain white backgrounds keep kids' focus on the clothing clues. Still, there are plenty of details to absorb--the cat with arched back that anticipates a spray of water, the firefighter who "lights" the rocket. Pair this with Leo Timmers' Who Is Driving? (2007) for twice the guessing fun. (Picture book. 3-6)Library Media Connection (March/April 2013)Using a question-and-answer format in rhyme, children guess the jobs people have by the clothing hanging on clotheslines. Starting with a female mail carrier, the clothing and items used by a farmer, a chef, an artist, a carpenter, a firefighter, and an astronaut are shown hanging up. On the next pages, they are shown doing their jobs. The mail carrier is shown throughout the story, delivering invitations to the launch party at the end of the story. Females are shown in professions that many might consider male-dominated, so it's nice to see the gender equality. The illustrations are simple and interesting, and the white background gives the book a very clean feel. Children will have fun guessing the jobs, and it would be a nice extension activity to talk about what they would like to be when they grow up. Tracy A Fitzwater, Librarian, Crescent School District, Joyce, Washington. RECOMMENDEDSchool Library Journal (August 1, 2012)PreS-K-Children will be thinking about what job they would like to have after meeting the friendly workers in this picture book. Seven people have uniforms drying on their clotheslines. On one spread, a paint-stained shirt hangs next to a beret. On another, coveralls and gloves hang above a scattering of tools, and, in another, a long hose is draped over the line supporting a pair of suspenders and heavy pants. After the clothing and equipment are identified in two short rhyming sentences, children are asked to guess the job each man or woman holds. The answer is revealed when readers turn the page and see the worker in the uniform and using the tools. At the end of the book, the characters come together for a "Launch Party" for the astronaut. This ending will come as no surprise to children who noticed the busy mail carrier. Full-spread illustrations (digitally manipulated pencil and mixed-media drawings) depict happy, productive people working indoors and out. An assortment of birds and an inquisitive cat add interest to the pages.-Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, AB, Canada (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

  • Katherine
    2018-10-22 06:43

    Perfect book for the 3-5 range when talking about jobs and clothes! Also, I love that women and men are interchangeable among jobs like fireman and astronaut! Super cool!

  • Brittani Laski
    2018-11-04 07:40

    "Look at the cover of this book; what do you notice in the illustrations? (Showing them the cover) (Children's responses) The string and clothespins make up a clothesline. What do you think the clothesline does? (Children's responses) It holds clothes up to let them air dry. Have you ever seen a clothesline before? Where do you think clotheslines could be at? (Children's responses) Since we understand what a clothesline is, why do think it is being used in the book? (Children's responses) Okay, now let's see if your thinking is correct."In this opening, the teacher ~Activates prior knowledge. ~Encourages children to notice the illustrations. ~Prompts HypothesesI picked this book for my text set because it talks about community helpers by having the children look at the images and figure out who uses the particular tools. It does not simply say the fireman uses a hose and an ax. In addition, you can have great conversations about why the community helper has to use these certain tools and relate it to tools or items in your student's own house.

  • Laura
    2018-10-28 08:32

    A double-page spread includes clothes and accessories that people wear for a job; a four-line rhyme gives additional clues. The next page reveals the person and states what job he or she holds. Jobs include: mail carrier, farmer, chef, artist, carpenter, firefighter, and astronaut. Throughout the story, the mail carrier delivers invitations and all the people attend the astronaut's launch party. The concept is fun and the rhymes are cute. A great read aloud for preschool students while also being appropriate for elementary school students (grades 1 and 2) starting a job/career/occupation unit. Recommended for school library collections.

  • Linda
    2018-10-19 07:58

    This book is clever in that it makes a game of guessing, through clothing hanging on clotheslines, the work that the person who wears those clothes does. It includes farmers, artists and firefighters. There are double-page spreads of the clotheslines, then double-page spreads with the answers! Having fun guessing is one good thing about the story, but the other is that the book defies stereotyping, showing the firefighter and mail carrier as women, and so on. Although all of the workers could be male or female, the mixture is good, and would be a great conversation starter for young children. Illustrations are simple with details appropriate to the jobs on each page.

  • babyhippoface
    2018-11-10 11:57

    Just right for PreK classes, this book shows you the clothing and tools associated with certain jobs and asks the reader to guess the occupations. Example: hanging on the clothesline are the pieces of a mail carrier's uniform, and sitting in the grass is a mailbag. The book gives clues in the form of a short poem, then asks, "What does she do?" Turn the page and you see the postal worker dressed in her uniform and carrying her bag of mail. "She's a mail carrier!"Very simple illustrations and text, and even though it almost feels like Heling has "overcorrected" against stereotypes, it's just perfect for preschoolers when they are learning about occupations.

  • Barbara
    2018-10-20 06:59

    Although this sort of thing has been done before--readers have to look for clues in the rhyming text and the illustrations--I like how each person or his/her characteristic object moves into the next job being depicted; for instance, the letter carrier is shown delivering mail in the farmer's mailbox. What's more the book seems to be combatting gender stereotypes with female mail carriers and female carpenters. The pencil and mixed media illustrations have been manipulated digitally to appeal to young eyes. Having the clothing on the clothesline helps readers see it better, but it's a sure bet that plenty of folks will have no idea what the clothesline's purpose in real life is.

  • Sunday Cummins
    2018-10-24 11:42

    Simple but fun for PreK or ages 3-5. I'd read this aloud to students and then put it in my classroom library for them to look at again and again. The illustrations support the students in their attempts to "read" the text again with a friend; in other words, they can recall the clues and then the patterned text for the following page "She plays X." The same could happen at home - read it aloud to your child and then he or she may pick up and do the "reading" back to you.I also liked Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do by the same authors.

  • Elaine
    2018-10-31 03:59

    AT the library we frequently get requests for career-oriented books because the teacher is doing a unit on careers (or community helpers). This books would make a great introductory read-aloud for this unit. Each page contains a clothes line with clothing and tools used by a specific career. Kids have to guess what career it. Turn the page, and kids see someone performing that job. Very cute, engaging, and fun. The only negative is that the book is not very large, so a read-aloud will be a bit challenging.

  • Annie
    2018-10-18 09:37

    I would love to have a copy of this book in my classroom. The book shares pictures and clues to lead you to a job. For example, a clothesline with a uniform and cap and a big bag of letters, then the next page shows the job. I think that the class could really enjoy this book, they can be involved in making predictions and inferences as to what the job that is being described is going to be. I really think K-2 would really enjoy being actively involved in this book. The book is helpful too, for children to understand more about a variety of jobs.

  • Jane
    2018-10-17 09:35

    My preschool age child and I really enjoyed reading this. I read the clues and let her guess what the jobs were, it was really fun! We got to talk about what people do at their jobs and what she might like to do when she grows up. I also really appreciated the rhyming text, I feel like that always keeps the book lively and interesting, although this subject could have carried without it. Very fun.

  • Alice
    2018-11-17 03:36

    4.25 StarsI like this book for several reason. It is fun to guess whose clothes are on the line. I like it that the mail carrier is in each picture. I like that it isn't just he's. SHE is a firefighter, HE is a farmer, SHE is a mail carrier etc.As you can see I really liked this book!

  • Brent Rogers
    2018-11-17 10:33

    This book has pictures of clothes on a clothesline and has a couple sentences that rhyme and give hints for what profession might wear these clothes. The students can guess what profession the clothes belong to. On the next page, the job is revealed. This book would be great during career/community week in a Kindergarten-second grade classroom.

  • Joanna
    2018-10-24 07:44

    While I loved the premise of the book, the execution leaves a little to be desired. The end is a bit of a let down. Also the gender role reversal is a little obvious. I believe that kids should realize that a carpenter, mail carrier, and astronaut can be females, but it swerved into didactic for me.

  • Angela
    2018-10-17 06:56

    It's a guess the occupation job book, where the reader has only their clothes to go on. What makes this book particularly notable is the substational inclusion of women in jobs such as farmer, firefighter and carpenter. A great subtle message in women's liberation, disguised in a low level carreer exloration picture book.Recommended for schools and libraries.

  • Mary
    2018-11-02 08:39

    This would be an excellent read aloud book—it has clues as to what type of job each person has based on the clothes that are hanging up on the clothesline. It crosses the gender expectations of each type of job and gives the audience a chance to determine what job is being discussed from the clues presented. The pictures are cute and the text is minimal. Great for ECE-1st grade!

  • Kelley Beatty
    2018-11-14 08:00

    I LOVED this book because it shows the uniforms of the different workers (which my daughter personally had difficulty with learning the neighborhood concept), gives clues to help engage the children into the learning, asks you the question, "what do you think this uniform is for?" AND the pictures of the workers aren't stereotyped WHICH i find hugely important.

  • Rebecca Tolley
    2018-10-28 03:52

    Bright colors, whimsical images, and bold typography make this picture book about clothing associated with specific professions a stand out and let children have fun guessing about identity and learning terminology for careers/professions. Best part is that the authors didn't stereotype professions by gender. Diversity of race is represented as well.