Pig Farmer

From the Set Gross Jobs

Learn more about pig farmers, including what they do on a typical day, what the grossest parts of the job are, and what technology they use to stay safe and make the job less gross.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 636.4
Lexile 820
ATOS Reading Level 4.3
Guided Reading Level P
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781631436888, 9781631438752
Copyright 2015, 2015
Number of Pages 24, 24
Dimensions 8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs

A noteworthy review of Gross Jobs from School Library Connection on November 1, 2015

Initial chapters in each book define what the job does, including a day-in-the-life description. Discussion follows as to why the job is important, and a closing chapter addresses problems and controversies that face the profession. The layout is consistent, with fun fact call-outs; they include enticing tidbits such as smart bed bugs, snakes in the sewer, and what a large animal vet might do at the back end of his patient. The call-outs also mention use of current technology. Photos are relevant, but aren’t quite gross enough to truly bring the realities of the job to the reader. The series is an excellent supplement to career fairs and research. For an older audience that just can’t get enough, try The Big Book of Gross Stuff by Bart King (Gibbs Smith, 2010). Glossary. Index.

Author: Jenna Lee Gleisner

Jenna Lee Gleisner is an editor and author who lives in Minnesota. In her free time, she loves to read, spend time with family, and take her dog for runs around the lake.