Friday, February 27, 2015

Children's Book Review: When I Grow Up I Want to Be...U.S. Army and Veterinarian

I am excited to share two more books in the WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE series by Wigu Publishing.  I absolutely LOVE this series and highly recommend it for your elementary-aged child!

This series introduces readers to careers and people in their communities.  There have been five titles published with more to come. To see my other reviews of WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE...books, click HEREHERE, and HERE

IN THE U.S. ARMY (2nd Edition)
Jake Learns About the U.S. Army

By: Wigu Publishing

Published: December 6, 2014

Publisher: Wigu Publishing

In this 2nd edition, Jack has a school project and decides to choose being a soldier in the U.S. Army.  This edition features a different cover, more characters, and a bigger storyline.

Once Jake chooses an Army Soldier for his presentation, he leaves nothing out. His dad takes him to a GI Surplus store where Jake gets an education about being a soldier.  He learns the history of soldiers, as far back as George Washington.  Then when he chooses a uniform to wear during his presentation, his father, a former Sergeant in the U.S. Army, shares about the reasons for the different pins, patches, and ribbons. Alongside the story, there are factual information pages explaining different jobs, weapons, and body armor needed for those specific jobs. After Jake gives his presentation to the class, he is surprised when a classmate shares a familiar object during her presentation.  Jake may have just made a new friend.

The book ends with a glossary of Army terms used in the book.  The book is full of illustrations and factual photos to teach the reader all about the U.S. Army, the history, and current duties associated with being a member of the U.S. Army.

Sofia's Dream Comes True

By: Wigu Publishing

Published: December 9, 2014

Publisher: Wigu Publishing

Sophia has been begging for a pet to no avail. Her mom refuses every time she asks. Then one rainy night, a cat shows up at their home and Sophia wonders if her wish has finally come true. Even though the cat is scared off the first time, she returns after Sophia is patient and offers food.  After much convincing, Sophia is allowed to take the cat to the veterinarian to make sure she is healthy.  During this visit she is given an education about taking care of her new pet. Before she leaves with her new cat, she is surprised by the veterinarian's diagnosis.

This book is perfect for any animal lover.  The story reminded me of our daughter who sat in our garage for hours to coax a stray kitten that had jumped out of our garbage can. She offered food and sang to it until if finally came to snuggle up next to her.  That kitten is now our pet, Stormy, and is very well loved.

Throughout Sophia's veterinarian visit, the reader can learn about all kinds of animals and different types of care they need including wild animals, dogs, cats, farm animals, and even birds and exotic animals.  The book includes illustrations and photos to help tell the story and teach about all different kinds of animals. Our daughter especially loved the cat pictures.  The end of the book shares tips for becoming a veterinarian as well as what it takes to be a good pet owner.

I continue to be impressed by this series of books and look forward to sharing more in this series with you soon.  Upcoming books include: A NURSE!, A GOOD PERSON!, A RACE CAR DRIVER! and GREEN!

WIGU PUBLISHING is a collaboration among talented and creative individuals working together to publish informative and fun books for children. Our titles serve to introduce young readers to the people in their communities who serve others through their careers. Wigu's books are unique in that they help children visualize the abundant opportunities that exist for them to be successful and to make a difference.  For more on Wigu Publishing, check out their website, . You can also find them on social media:

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To purchase a copy of WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE...IN THE U.S. ARMY, click the photo below:

To purchase a copy of WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE...A VETERINARIAN, click the photo below:

To see all the books in this series, click HERE.

I will be linking up this review with Booking Mama's Kid Konnection on Saturday. To see other great reviews of children's and young adult literature, click HERE.

Thanks to Wigu Publishing for sending copies of these books for review. This review is my honest opinion. I was not compensated in any way for this review. If you choose to purchase the books through the above links, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase. Thanks for supporting reviews. 

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I need to get the veterinarian book for the girl across the street from us - she's always writing us notes about animals.