Portable Toilet Cleaner
From the Set Gross Jobs
Learn more about portable toilet cleaners, 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.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.7|
|Guided Reading Level||O|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
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.
A noteworthy review of Gross Jobs from Booklist on March 10, 2015
The Gross Jobs series has looked at occupations as diverse as pig farmer and sewer inspector, but this is one that will have readers yelling, well, ‘gross!’ The text, however, is matter-of-fact. People need bathrooms, and sometimes, as in the case of construction workers or festival goers, they need to be outside. Workers take the cleaning job for various reasons—decent wages, a desire to keep things clean—but spend their days doing a lot more. They’re answering phones, driving to jobs, and distributing and fixing toilets. The book then gets into the nitty-gritty of how the cleaning job is done. A history of portable toilets and ways to ‘overcome problems’ are also included. In spite of abundant color photos of toilets, the no- nonsense text and crisp design may keep giggles to a minimum.