How to Make Money – A Handbook for Teens, Kids & Young Adults: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? What do You Want to Be

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Additional information

Publisher ‏

‎ CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (18 December 2015)

Language ‏

‎ English

Paperback ‏

‎ 235 pages

ISBN-10 ‏

‎ 1522823328

ISBN-13 ‏

‎ 978-1522823322

Dimensions ‏

‎ 21.59 x 1.35 x 27.94 cm

5 reviews for How to Make Money – A Handbook for Teens, Kids & Young Adults: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? What do You Want to Be

  1. Sabra

    Pretty good.
    The general setup of the vast majority of the book is this: on the left-hand side, a page of “Thinking Questions”, the first of which is “What is this profession called?”, and on the right-hand side, a drawing to color of a person conducting their business. The problem? It’s nigh impossible to guess what some of the professions are supposed to be. The very first of these, for example, is a woman posting a photo or video of another woman who has just upended a bucket over her head on social media. It’s a fairly obvious reference to the ALS ice bucket challenge, but the career is unclear. Is it implying that “influencer” is a valid career path? Is the woman instead a social media manager? Some sort of nonprofit worker? Another example is a woman holding a small, apparently-muddy child, in front of a hut. Aid worker? Missionary? Adoption facilitator? Celebrity adopter of small, foreign children?That said, the inscrutable drawings are few, and the rest of the material is pretty useful. A small section at the front of the book has a series of Action Steps, including “Make a list of the TOP TEN Jobs (sic) that interest you.” and, eventually, “Train yourself to become an expert about your TWO favorite occupations.” At the very back of the book you’re provided with more space for planning and working on your plans, including a page for goal-setting in two and 15 years, pages to write down what you learn about each of the top 10 jobs, and even pages for interviewing professionals (one of the later steps).It’s a nice, thick, book, that appears to be printed in a high quality fashion. The drawings, even the odder ones, are well done, and don’t appear to be reprints of stock drawings like some of the coloring books available on this site. They’re largely clever, and many evince a bit of humor. On the face of it, my kids are interested, but the teenager for whom it was bought will have to be slow-stepped through it because answering the same few questions over and over and over again is going to get tedious. Hopefully it will lead her toward thinking more about her future. I’m not sure this would be a terrible sort of career guide even for adults.

  2. L.G.S.

    Thoughtfull for all
    This book is great for promoting thoughtful conversations with kids (probably 10 and up) about over 90 jobs! Rather than telling our kids what we think they should be, how much more helpful to let them discover on their own! If there are even 10 jobs that spark their interest they can then do more research about them or see these jobs in action or interview someone who works at that job. Some jobs in here might be considered more of a starter type job, but those could turn into a full business as well if a kid was an entrepreneur type. In the very back of the book there are “interview a professional” pages. The pictures are fun and comic bookish that will apeal to all. How many of us when we were kids especially did we think through what getting a certain job would mean? How much would it pay? What are the hours? Could you be good at this job, why or why not? Why do people send their kids to college to find out what they want to do? Spend a ton of money or get into debt to get a degree with no defined major? Uh.. no. Get this book while they are still teens. Help them think through their abilities and options maybe evenencourage them to volunteer at one of the jobs they think might be a good fit for them and if it requires a degree do the college thing for a real reason instead of just “I am tring to figure out what I want to do.” It is the investment in a thoughtful friendly journal type book or investing in years of college for a kid that doesn’t know what they want to major in. Suddenly this book feels dirt cheap in comparison to college tuition!

  3. Amy

    Perfect for creative people
    What do you want to be when you grow up? A handbook for teens, kids, and young adults. Taken from the back of the book: Which jobs don’t require years of formal education? How can you make money now, with or without a college degree? How will you support your self, or a family of your own, in the future? You can start earning money while planning for your long term career! “A fresh look at all the job opportunities that surround us all! Just pick of this book and catch a vision for your future! Perfect for creative people!” I was so excited when I received these journals for my children, I have one who wants to go to college, one who does not and one who is to young to know right now. These journals are great to help them see all the possibilities that are out there and to help them not only be creative and with their writing but also their research skills. As usual the illustrations do not disappoint. If you are looking for a fun journal to color and take notes in while learning about jobs and money this is it. Or just for something extra for your kids to do. Highly recommend this book!

  4. Alicia Pigott

    Perfect book for my teenage son. Using for high-school credit
    My son is super excited to begin this journal for his 9th grade year. We absolutely love all the fun school journals!!!

  5. K. Oaks

    Didn’t appeal to my 16 yr old son
    I like this book, but my 16 year old didn’t appear to appreciate it. He felt that the options were not to his liking. He isn’t self motivated, he is also high functioning Autistic, which could also be the issue. He felt that it was a waste of time looking up information that didn’t have to do with careers he wasn’t interested in. I will save this for youngest son. Maybe present it to him before he is in high school.

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