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Who wears what to work? The clues in each lively verse can be
spotted hanging from the clotheslines. A mail carrier’s uniform,
the artist’s brushes, and the chef’s apron all hang from the
clothesline. Then turn the page to learn which professionals wear and
use the special gear in the jobs they do. Clever illustrations show the
workers helping one another, and in the end, everyone joins together for
a celebration that is out of this world. A perfect choice for reading
aloud and encouraging kids to join in the guessing and reveal.

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Reviews for Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do:

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Aug 07, 2012

I thought this would be a good book to engage an audience through providing opportunities for guessing, and then I noticed there are lady astronauts, carpenters, and firefighters! Combating gender stereotypes FTW.
4

Apr 25, 2016

A rhyming guessing game. What fun! Kids love this kind of riddle book, and I love that the authors deliberately have women doing jobs where picture books more often show men- firefighters, astronauts, etc. Plus, if you look carefully at the illustrations, you can see that the pictures tell a story that the kids can 'read' via the pictures. This kind of book is great for building kids background knowledge, which in turn makes learning to read much easier.
4

Dec 02, 2012

Guessing people's occupations by what they wear. I especially like the inclusion of women in jobs like astronaut, carpenter, and firefighter.
5

Jul 21, 2018

*Look at the clotheslines and see every clue! Who uses these things for the jobs that they do?*

My kids love guessing game picture books! This one is about matching clothing to the kind of job it is worn for. First we see a clothesline with clothes associated with a particular job (along with a few accessories to provide extra clues). When we turn the page, we are told the answer, and we see the worker doing the job in their community. These scenes are often quite busy with lots of details, but *Look at the clotheslines and see every clue! Who uses these things for the jobs that they do?*

My kids love guessing game picture books! This one is about matching clothing to the kind of job it is worn for. First we see a clothesline with clothes associated with a particular job (along with a few accessories to provide extra clues). When we turn the page, we are told the answer, and we see the worker doing the job in their community. These scenes are often quite busy with lots of details, but the empty white background helps a lot. There is also a welcome diversity of gender and ethnic representations.

Throughout the book we see the first person we meet, a mail carrier, delivering party invitations to all the others: a farmer, a chef, and artist, a carpenter, a firefighter, and finally an astronaut. At the end, the astronaut gets into her rocket and we discover that we are at a launch party!

Understanding that some clothes have occupational functions is an important concept for kids, and learning about the components for particular professionals also helps support dress-up skills and pretend play.

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I review books for children from the perspective of a parent of kids with autism. The review above is part of a longer post on books about clothing and dressing:https://www.lineupthebooks.com/dressing/ ...more
5

Jun 11, 2018

The perfect book for talking about community workers! Each page gives a few rhyming clues about a specific job and the reader is asked to infer by looking at clothes and items used by each worker. Once you turn the page its revealed what job the worker does. We love how the story also has a plot. The mail carrier starts the story and you can spot her in each page passing out an invite to every person along the way. At the end of the story everyone comes together to celebrate! We loved how the The perfect book for talking about community workers! Each page gives a few rhyming clues about a specific job and the reader is asked to infer by looking at clothes and items used by each worker. Once you turn the page it’s revealed what job the worker does. We love how the story also has a plot. The mail carrier starts the story and you can spot her in each page passing out an invite to every person along the way. At the end of the story everyone comes together to celebrate! We loved how the author/illustrator mix it up with the typical gender roles in specific jobs! Woman astronauts, construction workers and firefighters, yes please! ...more
5

Dec 13, 2017

A beautiful picture book that deciphers jobs by clothing/uniform. The title is literally the synopsis. The book is wonderfully and thoroughly illustrated. That's what I loved about it most and what I think children will especially enjoy about the book. Nothing basic about them. I loved that the text was simple and gave the children a chance to guess at the occupation and then of course the next page reveals the job. Another point in the book's favor is the use of women in the occupational roles, A beautiful picture book that deciphers jobs by clothing/uniform. The title is literally the synopsis. The book is wonderfully and thoroughly illustrated. That's what I loved about it most and what I think children will especially enjoy about the book. Nothing basic about them. I loved that the text was simple and gave the children a chance to guess at the occupation and then of course the next page reveals the job. Another point in the book's favor is the use of women in the occupational roles, particularly the ones that are usually only highlighted as a male having. ...more
4

Nov 10, 2019

Great guessing game book about community helpers and other occupations. Short rhyming text and clothing clues hung up on the clothesline, encourage the kids to guess person's job. Many of the roles go against traditional stereotypes. For example, the carpenter, mail person, fire fighter, etc are women.

Interested in trying this with a felt board, clipping one of the clothing clues cut out if felt on a clothesline made from yarn line as we read.
5

Nov 14, 2017

When I read this book my first thought was how adorable the poem and pictures were. While reading further into the text I was very surprised and pleased to see that jobs like a firefighter and an astronaut were portrayed as being done by women. I loved how it showed how anyone could do any job and did not play into societies ideals of gender roles when it comes to jobs! I thought this book was done very well and would recommend it to anyone!
4

Jan 23, 2019

This was really good for storytime - interactive, rare words (hue, canvas, easel, etc) and gender parity in the workforce (actually it was kind of girl heavy but the SCOTUS is boy heavy so, again, PARITY). It was great to hear kids call out the jobs - SPACE MAN!! Then they got to learn the word astronaut. :)
4

Feb 03, 2020

This book is super interactive. I think if you were doing a lesson on careers that is would be super helpful to use. As well as in a SPED classroom setting if you were trying to have students identify different people in the community. The images were simple and on white background which made it so much easier to read the text.
4

Mar 01, 2018

Simple and straight forward text and clear, bright illustrations, this is a great addition to story times with toddlers and preschoolers. The format is question and answer so there's plenty of opportunity to get the kids engaged.
4

Jul 12, 2017

Interactive, guessing game book: The work clothes of a specific worker is on the clothesline. The children guess the job. The really cool thing about this book is the women in jobs like fire fighter, carpenter, and astronaut.
4

Mar 03, 2017

A fun non-fiction picture book where readers guess what sport an athlete will play based on the clothes on the clothesline shown.

The colorful illustrations, simple rhyming text, and the alternating boy and girl athletes make this a sports story time winner.
4

Nov 12, 2018

This book matches clothes that people commonly wear (stereotypical) for some jobs with the people to give kids a way to help identify what kind of jobs people may have based off of the clothing/ uniform they are wearing.
4

May 15, 2017

This book will teach/reinforce the community helper theme. Rhyming text and crisp concise illustrations make this a nice book to share, in the form of a guessing game.
3

Aug 20, 2019

I love the concept, and the detail in the illustrations. I like that it's not gender stereotyped. I really, really wish there were more people of color.
4

Oct 03, 2018

We used this book as our opening day intro to community helpers and careers for the week. Using the clues written, I was also able to assess engagement with various careers and prior exposure.
4

Feb 17, 2018

This book was recommended while I was searching for books to read at Community Helper Day at Head Start. Fun presentation and Im looking forward to sharing it. If only it included a Librarian! This book was recommended while I was searching for books to read at Community Helper Day at Head Start. Fun presentation and I’m looking forward to sharing it. If only it included a Librarian! ...more
4

Mar 17, 2020

Talks about clothing like mitts, an apron, and a puffy hat.
Clothes are special on clothesline
Its important to know what is appropriate to wear depending on who you are.
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Aug 23, 2014

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Booklist (September 15, 2012 (Online))

Preschool-Grade 1. Crisp images show us various clotheslines and invite readers to guess the person who fits the accompanying rhyming descriptions: Uniform and cap, / an invite for you. / Big bag of letters. / What job does she do? With a turn of the page, readers get the answer by seeing the worker on the job. The mail carrier introduced in the first spread delivers letters to everyone else, and in the thin story line, the sundry workers all arrive to Booklist (September 15, 2012 (Online))

Preschool-Grade 1. Crisp images show us various clotheslines and invite readers to guess the person who fits the accompanying rhyming descriptions: “Uniform and cap, / an invite for you. / Big bag of letters. / What job does she do?” With a turn of the page, readers get the answer by seeing the worker on the job. The mail carrier introduced in the first spread delivers letters to everyone else, and in the thin story line, the sundry workers all arrive to celebrate the astronaut’s launch party. The idea of introducing community workers and jobs in this way is clever, and the authors eschew gender stereotypes—the carpenter, the firefighter, and the astronaut are all women, while the artist, the farmer, and the chef are men. Other stereotypes persist: the artist in the beret and the farmer with an old-fashioned milk pail do not really reflect either modern-day trade. Still, the interactivity of the book ought to make this a hit.



Horn Book (Spring 2013)

In this clever rhyming guessing-game book, clothes and objects on a clothesline are clues to the owner's occupation: "Space suit and jet pack, / star charts to review. / Flight gloves and moon boots. / What job does she do?" Recurring characters and a bright palette adorning clean yet detailed compositions will engage readers until the end: "Is one of these jobs / just right for you?"



Kirkus Reviews (June 1, 2012)

Heling and Hembrook's clever conceit challenges children to analyze a small town's clotheslines to guess the job each of their owners does. Close-up on the clothesline: "Uniform and cap, / an invite for you. / Big bag of letters. / What job does she do?" A turn of the page reveals a macro view of the home, van and the woman doing her job, "She is a mail carrier." Indeed, she can be spotted throughout the book delivering invitations to all the rest of the characters, who gather at the end for a "Launch Party." The verses' rhymes are spot-on, though the rhythm falters a couple of times. The authors nicely mix up the gender stereotypes often associated with several of these occupations, making the carpenter, firefighter and astronaut women. But while Davies keeps uniforms and props pretty neutral (he even avoids U.S. mail symbols), he keeps to the stereotypes that allow young readers to easily identify occupations--the farmer chews on a stalk of wheat; the beret-wearing artist sports a curly mustache. A subdued palette and plain white backgrounds keep kids' focus on the clothing clues. Still, there are plenty of details to absorb--the cat with arched back that anticipates a spray of water, the firefighter who "lights" the rocket. Pair this with Leo Timmers' Who Is Driving? (2007) for twice the guessing fun. (Picture book. 3-6)



Library Media Connection (March/April 2013)

Using a question-and-answer format in rhyme, children guess the jobs people have by the clothing hanging on clotheslines. Starting with a female mail carrier, the clothing and items used by a farmer, a chef, an artist, a carpenter, a firefighter, and an astronaut are shown hanging up. On the next pages, they are shown doing their jobs. The mail carrier is shown throughout the story, delivering invitations to the launch party at the end of the story. Females are shown in professions that many might consider male-dominated, so it's nice to see the gender equality. The illustrations are simple and interesting, and the white background gives the book a very clean feel. Children will have fun guessing the jobs, and it would be a nice extension activity to talk about what they would like to be when they grow up. Tracy A Fitzwater, Librarian, Crescent School District, Joyce, Washington. RECOMMENDED



School Library Journal (August 1, 2012)

PreS-K-Children will be thinking about what job they would like to have after meeting the friendly workers in this picture book. Seven people have uniforms drying on their clotheslines. On one spread, a paint-stained shirt hangs next to a beret. On another, coveralls and gloves hang above a scattering of tools, and, in another, a long hose is draped over the line supporting a pair of suspenders and heavy pants. After the clothing and equipment are identified in two short rhyming sentences, children are asked to guess the job each man or woman holds. The answer is revealed when readers turn the page and see the worker in the uniform and using the tools. At the end of the book, the characters come together for a "Launch Party" for the astronaut. This ending will come as no surprise to children who noticed the busy mail carrier. Full-spread illustrations (digitally manipulated pencil and mixed-media drawings) depict happy, productive people working indoors and out. An assortment of birds and an inquisitive cat add interest to the pages.-Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, AB, Canada (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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5

Sep 29, 2016

Perfect book for the 3-5 range when talking about jobs and clothes! Also, I love that women and men are interchangeable among jobs like fireman and astronaut! Super cool!
5

Jun 12, 2015

"Look at the cover of this book; what do you notice in the illustrations? (Showing them the cover) (Children's responses) The string and clothespins make up a clothesline. What do you think the clothesline does? (Children's responses) It holds clothes up to let them air dry. Have you ever seen a clothesline before? Where do you think clotheslines could be at? (Children's responses) Since we understand what a clothesline is, why do think it is being used in the book? (Children's responses) Okay, "Look at the cover of this book; what do you notice in the illustrations? (Showing them the cover) (Children's responses) The string and clothespins make up a clothesline. What do you think the clothesline does? (Children's responses) It holds clothes up to let them air dry. Have you ever seen a clothesline before? Where do you think clotheslines could be at? (Children's responses) Since we understand what a clothesline is, why do think it is being used in the book? (Children's responses) Okay, now let's see if your thinking is correct."

In this opening, the teacher
~Activates prior knowledge.
~Encourages children to notice the illustrations.
~Prompts Hypotheses


I picked this book for my text set because it talks about community helpers by having the children look at the images and figure out who uses the particular tools. It does not simply say the fireman uses a hose and an ax. In addition, you can have great conversations about why the community helper has to use these certain tools and relate it to tools or items in your student's own house. ...more
4

Dec 01, 2013

A double-page spread includes clothes and accessories that people wear for a job; a four-line rhyme gives additional clues. The next page reveals the person and states what job he or she holds. Jobs include: mail carrier, farmer, chef, artist, carpenter, firefighter, and astronaut. Throughout the story, the mail carrier delivers invitations and all the people attend the astronaut's launch party.

The concept is fun and the rhymes are cute. A great read aloud for preschool students while also A double-page spread includes clothes and accessories that people wear for a job; a four-line rhyme gives additional clues. The next page reveals the person and states what job he or she holds. Jobs include: mail carrier, farmer, chef, artist, carpenter, firefighter, and astronaut. Throughout the story, the mail carrier delivers invitations and all the people attend the astronaut's launch party.

The concept is fun and the rhymes are cute. A great read aloud for preschool students while also being appropriate for elementary school students (grades 1 and 2) starting a job/career/occupation unit. Recommended for school library collections. ...more
4

Sep 27, 2012

Just right for PreK classes, this book shows you the clothing and tools associated with certain jobs and asks the reader to guess the occupations.

Example: hanging on the clothesline are the pieces of a mail carrier's uniform, and sitting in the grass is a mailbag. The book gives clues in the form of a short poem, then asks, "What does she do?" Turn the page and you see the postal worker dressed in her uniform and carrying her bag of mail. "She's a mail carrier!"

Very simple illustrations and Just right for PreK classes, this book shows you the clothing and tools associated with certain jobs and asks the reader to guess the occupations.

Example: hanging on the clothesline are the pieces of a mail carrier's uniform, and sitting in the grass is a mailbag. The book gives clues in the form of a short poem, then asks, "What does she do?" Turn the page and you see the postal worker dressed in her uniform and carrying her bag of mail. "She's a mail carrier!"

Very simple illustrations and text, and even though it almost feels like Heling has "overcorrected" against stereotypes, it's just perfect for preschoolers when they are learning about occupations. ...more
3

Aug 27, 2012

Although this sort of thing has been done before--readers have to look for clues in the rhyming text and the illustrations--I like how each person or his/her characteristic object moves into the next job being depicted; for instance, the letter carrier is shown delivering mail in the farmer's mailbox. What's more the book seems to be combatting gender stereotypes with female mail carriers and female carpenters. The pencil and mixed media illustrations have been manipulated digitally to appeal to Although this sort of thing has been done before--readers have to look for clues in the rhyming text and the illustrations--I like how each person or his/her characteristic object moves into the next job being depicted; for instance, the letter carrier is shown delivering mail in the farmer's mailbox. What's more the book seems to be combatting gender stereotypes with female mail carriers and female carpenters. The pencil and mixed media illustrations have been manipulated digitally to appeal to young eyes. Having the clothing on the clothesline helps readers see it better, but it's a sure bet that plenty of folks will have no idea what the clothesline's purpose in real life is. ...more

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