Midwest Book Review, July 22, 2011
"A fine pick for any picturebook collection." Publishers Weekly, June 27, 2011:
"Heap's acrylic, paint, and crayon illustrations are as energetic and quirky as the Boss herself, whose charmingly askew perspective includes some genuine advice--and remains as funny as ever."School Library Journal, August 2011:
"The illustrations are perfectly rendered in childlike acrylic paint and crayons and show the fun details of imaginative play on a rainy day. Fans of the previous titles will not be disappointed."Zero to Eight (blog):
"The fun is in the details, and you're going to want to read this one carefully for full effect! The book is creative, imaginative, silly, and delightful...I'm happy to recommend."MitchellRepublic.com:
"Packed with fun"Home With The Boys (blog):
"I can’t remember the last time our family laughed so hard reading a book."
Spot to Read (blog):
"This is another great fun to read and see book in the authors' series of "How To" guides. A must for any want-a-be boss or lemonade stand owner. The pictures are bright and detailed and it is full of silliness making this book stand out as a favorite!"
From the Author
I wrote this book because it's what my sisters and me did as children.
We adored playing pretend jobs. I loved being a doctor and carrying a black bag and giving everyone injections (aka vaccinations). And when I grew up I wanted to be either:
- an actress-vet-doctor-writer
- or a horse (I galloped all over the forest making snorting sounds. oh dear.)
One of my sisters loved being a teacher--and putting us all in rows and making us "behave" and giving us homework and marking us. (She grew up to be a teacher--a brilliant wonderful one!)
This book gets children laughing and chatting about what they want to be when they grow up.
It's also a surprise hit with recent graduates who are needing some tips about the job-search and-- most important of all--need a bit of light relief given this job market...