Coming soon in the What do the grown-ups do? include:
Book 1: Joe the Fisherman
Book 2: Papa the Stockfarmer
Book 3: Sean the Actor
Book 4: Fiona the Doctor
Book 5: Richard the Vet
Book 6: Gordon the Wildlife film maker
and many more…
This series is very intriguing. I am particularly drawn to the fact that you are including work that is often ignored in our society. I urge you to do more of these working class related texts. I will buy these to add to my collection of books about labor/work. I can see these being high interest for children. And the photos are great.
by Jaye Thiel
“What a refreshing an innovative way of introducing children to career possibilities in later life. A delightful series of books which gently guides younger children through the adult world of work. The accompanying photos of the main characters bring the lives of Joe the Fisherman, Fiona the Doctor and Papa the Stockfarmer to life.”
by Louise Webster
“This series is a great way of demystifying the grown-ups’ world for children. I look forward to the next few titles.”
by Mike Gartside
“They are fun, charming, educational books perfect for introducing the world around us to enquiring minds, whilst remaining interesting for adults too. Quite simply they’re fantastic educational books that won’t fail to fascinate and entertain all readers!”
by Sprouts Magazine
“What brilliant books to help create a mindset for children. My girls would never have seen a calf being born nor have they ever ‘baited a line’. They found these books very interesting and informative and I enjoyed reading with them. I would highly recommend them for every boy and girl from the age of 5 and up.”
These are some very interesting books. They are filled with information, but it doesn't seem like it's being shoved in your face. The kids ask basic questions, but you don't feel like the author thinks you're stupid. I hope there are many more to come in this series.
by Allison Dollar
Mairi and her husband run a croft farming Highland cattle and operate boat charters amongst the stunning scenery of the northwest Highlands of Scotland.
The What do the grown-ups do? series of books are based on the Highland village life and follow three local girls as they investigate the world of grown-up jobs.
After graduating from Glasgow University and a post-grad in France, Mairi worked in the family software business until its sale. She spent over nine years working and traveling abroad and finally returned to the family home in the Highlands of Scotland in 2011. She lives by the sea with her husband, three daughters, a collie dog, a cat and many Highland cows.