What do I want to be when I grow up?
This is an age-old question that young Bridget and Fidget Widget seek to answer as they join their dad for a family stroll through the village. As they walk, they see all sorts of interesting individuals doing fascinating things. They meet Jack Hammer, who is shaking and pounding the pavement. They see the town’s talented plumber, Walter Wrench, who is busy unclogging drains. They see Mrs. Fryer, who is serving up crispy bacon and two eggs sunny-side up.
They watch Mr. Vendor making change and then eye Sally Sawit, who is busy building something out of wood. They peer through a window to see Mr. Reboot repairing a broken clock, and they walk by a team of painters giving a brick wall a vibrant splash of color. Before returning home, the family even sees an officer directing traffic, a street sweeper sucking up trash, and heavy equipment operators rolling down the street and digging giant holes.
It’s an eye-opening journey for the brother and sister. They are introduced to many different skilled trades while being reminded there are no limitations to what they can do or become! With rich, evocative illustrations and concise dialogue, young readers are introduced to a colorful world of possibilities and opportunities.
Michael Garland is the author of the award-winning storybook Get Off My Lawn! and is the author and illustrator of Zombie Phone Kids. He has had multiple books on the New York Times bestseller list.
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