From the Series Community Helpers
In Custodians, beginning readers will learn about the work custodians do in keeping buildings such as offices and schools clean, safe, and in good repair. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they discover where custodians work and how they spend their days.
A labeled diagram helps readers identify the different tools a custodian uses, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about custodians online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Custodians also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Custodians is part of Jump!’s Community Helpers series.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Number of Pages||24|
Booklist (Miriam Aronin)
These new books in the Community Helpers series introduce a variety of professions that young children are likely to encounter in their daily lives. Each book begins with a child who is interested in being that profession, then asks “What do they do?” The book presents examples of workers in that job and one or two activities they do or simple information about their training. The use of first and last names is unfortunately inconsistent across the books. Custodians showcases several charming examples of hardworking cleaners and fixers as they repair an oven, change an apartment building’s lightbulb, and squeegee windows clean. Photos show a racially diverse array of men and women on the job in every book. Back matter highlights literal tools of the trade in a labeled photo and includes a picture glossary. — Miriam Aronin