Non-Fiction | 4 September 2015When I Grow Up Share article facebook twitter google pinterest “What do I want to be when I grow up?” is a doozy of a question. There are so many exciting career options in the world that sometimes it can be hard to choose! Should you be a vet, an astronaut, or a painter? Would you enjoy digging for fossils, baking pastries, or teaching children for a living? What does an architect actually do, and what the heck is a zoologist? If you’re having trouble narrowing down your options, the first thing to do is to write down your strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, and special skills and hobbies. Find out what kind of person you are, and pin down the situations in which you feel like the best version of yourself. Then, take a look around and see which jobs fit your interests. If you feel most confident when babysitting the neighborhood children, you might consider teaching grade school. If you love concocting recipes in the kitchen, you would probably enjoy a job as a chef, or even as a chemical engineer! Think outside of the box, explore possibilities that may not seem exciting at first glance, and most importantly, remember that you’re always allowed to change your mind. Who says that you can’t be both a web designer and a softball coach who likes to write comic books in her free time? The Busy People series from QEB helps kids explore the “What do I want to be when I grow up?” question by taking an inside look into various occupations. Kids will find out what it’s like to be a vet, a teacher, a doctor, a firefighter, and more! Each Busy People book spans a single day in a chosen occupation, following a fictional story of a worker as he or she prepares for the day, accomplishes duties, and meets fellow busy people. Read the following excerpt of Vet to see what Mike the vet encounters during a typical day on the job, and find out whether you might be interested in working with animals! Excerpted from Vet Prince has hurt himself, so they take him back to the surgery. He is going to need a bandage. Mike opens his vet bag, washes his hands and puts on his gloves. He cleans the wound and puts a bandage on Prince’s leg. “There you go, Prince. All better!” he says. The next day, Mike goes back to Gillian’s farm to visit the lambs. He checks on the new lamb and makes sure all the others are healthy. Author: Lucy M. George Illustrator: AndoTwin Format: Hardcover, 24 Pages ISBN: 9781609928315 Age Range: 2 to 5 Publisher: QEB Publishing Series: Busy People Buy from an Online Retailer In North America: Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.