Whose Hands Are These?: A Community Helper Guessing Book by Miranda Paul

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Whose Hands Are These?: A Community Helper Guessing Book by Miranda Paul is a picture book for guessing the community job pictured. It teaches about community helpers with rhymes and illustrations.

My daughter loves guessing books books in which a question is asked and she must predict what the answer is before we turn the page. Whose Hands Are These has fun rhymes about various different hands and the reader is to determine which community helper it is. I includes such a variety of community helps: farmers, police officers, cooks, mechanics, architects, and referees. It is a lot of fun to guess, ad I like how it included community helpers other than those we traditional think of. For example, potters are not those I think of as a community helpers, but those who take care of adding art to our communities definitely are important as well.

The pictures are friendly but clear, giving plenty of hands to show just what the worker is doing and helping the children determine just who it is . My daughter enjoyed guessing with me. I loved how in the end, the teacher was holding a job fair for the kids.

After the main text, there are a couple pages describing some of the different community helpers that have been explored in the book. I really like that this added plenty of discussion points for the parent or a teacher. There is a lot to talk about and lots to explore as kids wonder that age old question: what will I be when I grow up? Will I be a community helper too?

Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher for review consideration.

Reviewed on February 1, 2016

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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