On the Job With An Astronomer
Explorer of the UniverseBook - 2001
Hugo and Bridgit are neighbors and friends who tell each other about their likes and dislikes -- things that interest them and things they like to do. Then, with grownups' guidance, they visit interesting places where they might like to work when they grow up. Kids who open these books are taken along with Hugo and Bridgit on excursions to building sites, observatories, a fire house, a police department, and to the scene of fires and accidents where firemen, policemen, and rescue teams are at work. Bridgit and Hugo ask questions that most young readers would ask, and get intelligent answers that make good sense to kids. But they also have to answer questions of their own. The kind of answers they give will help them understand their own interests, special abilities, and dislikes. This way, boys and girls can figure out which careers will give them the most satisfaction and success when they grow up and go out on the job. Books mix cartoon-style illustrations with photos of fascinating work places, all in full color. (Ages 7-10)The kids meet an astronomer who invites them to his observatory, shows them the glories of the sky, and explains how astronomy contributes to the progress of science.
Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 2001
Edition: 1st U.S. and Canadian ed. --
Branch Call Number: J 520.23 Mil
Characteristics: 48 p. : ill. (some col.). --
Alternative Title: Astronomer : explorer of the universe