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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing; 1 edition (May 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 068982890X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689828904
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,565,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

What happens when Dad walks out the door every morning with his briefcase? What mysterious place does he go to do mysterious things? When he comes home Dad talks about his great team (can he really play sports at work?) and fighting hostile takeovers. The boy narrator's imagination goes wild as he pictures his dad (wearing a tie) wielding a giant sword to defend a fortress. And what exactly happened in the grocery store? "On Wednesday, Dad was really tired. He told Mom that the market was up and down and that the bulls and bears were giving everyone a wild ride." His sister, brother, and mother all assure him that Dad isn't talking about real bulls and bears, raiders, and teams. Determined to find out for himself, the son asks his dad if he can go to work with him. Will he be disappointed to discover that it's not at all what he pictured? Adults may be more amused than children will by this lighthearted look at business lingo (glossary in the back!). Still, renowned bookseller Peter Glassman's clever, well-paced story communicates the idea that work can and should be fun and Timothy Bush's comical illustrations convey a son's vivid imaginings with flair to spare. (Ages 7 and older) --Karin Snelson

From School Library Journal

Grade 1-3-A youngster thinks about all the fun his father must have at work after listening to his conversations about his job. The boy takes literally his dad's claims of being "put on a great team," "fighting off a hostile takeover," and the fact that "the bulls and bears were giving everyone a wild ride." Even though other family members try to set the child straight, he is determined to check out the office for himself-and in a fanciful twist, finds out that work is as much fun as he thought it would be. In tandem with the boy's lively imagination, the watercolor illustrations are colorful and energetic, filling the entire page. Reminiscent of the misunderstandings of Amelia Bedelia or children in the Family Circus cartoons, some of the humor here will be appreciated more by adults than by youngsters. An excellent glossary explains the real meanings of the business lingo. This book could fill a need for Career Day stories or Take Your Child to Work Day programs.
Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Format: Hardcover
What father hasn't had the experience of his little boy (or girl) wondering what he disappears five days a week. "I'm going to my job, son." "What's that, daddy, what do you do?" your child asks. And you explain it to them in as simplified language as you can but you just know that their imagination takes off and runs with it. Mine did when I was a little kid.

So that's the idea behind "My Dad's Job", a delightful little story that follows a little boy as he hears about his dad's work throughout the week and wants to go with him and see what he does. His father is a corporate lawyer (or aide) and talks about fighting off hostile take overs, riding out the bulls and bears, and buying futures. All the while his son's vivid imagination pictures fighting off a Viking siege, literal bronco- and bear-busting, and navigating a futuristic sci-fi alien world. He talks to his siblings and mother about these thoughts and they all knowingly shrug them off leaving him wondering what his dad really does. On Friday his dad takes him to work, and he ends up thrilled to find out!

This story doesn't just pay homage to the workaday experience of what was once a nuclear family life experience but also, importantly, to a child's naiveté and how they use their imaginations to make sense of the bigger world. It's humorous and touching. And a quick read with a Sunday funnies style of art to it.

It's practically perfect. Why it's not better known? I don't know.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Grumpy Matt on December 17, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This was a humorous, whimsical story about a little boy trying to understand his dad's job in banking or finance. The illustrations are engaging and well done. It is a picture book to read aloud with your child. Older children 6 and up, may be able to read it depending on reading level.
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Format: Hardcover
This is more of a book for parents than kids but it's great for kids nonetheless. If you deal in financial markets, it's a well-illustrated book with a cute theme and a sense of pride in working in the markets. The son is trying to imagine what his dad does for a living, based on the standard financial market buzz words (competition, teams, bulls, bears, raiders, etc...). Finally, his dad brings him to work and it's cooler than the son imagined. My first grader loved it.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Nicole Dunkley on February 12, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I was very disappointed in the story. It was not at all what I expected. I am going to pass it along to a teacher for an older grade level.
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