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What do the grown-ups do? {Book Review}

November 8, 2014

The What do the grown-ups do? series is designed to teach children, aged 5-10 years, about different jobs. Based in the Highlands of Scotland, the stories are chatty and light-hearted, written through the eyes of the Mackenzie children as they meet real workers who explain their jobs.

Fiona the Doctor (What Do the Grown-ups Do)Fiona the Doctor

Fiona the Doctor shows the Mackenzie children the equipment in the doctor’s bag used to help diagnose a patient’s problem: the stethoscope, the otoscope, the oximeter – a doctor’s life is full of long words. They learn about the differences between blood pressure and pulse, systolic and diastolic, GPs and specialists, and even why people get smelly feet! They also learn that doctors have their own jokes!







Richard the Vet (What Do the Grown-ups Do)Richard the Vet

Richard is a large animal vet. Specialised in equines (horses), he spends most of his time between farms and stables. His hours are long but he loves his job. On their adventure, the children learn how Richard helps farmers to manage their prize bulls, how horses’ teeth never stop growing, how to remove rotten teeth and how to avoid getting kicked!




What do the grown-ups do? series

  • Joe the Fisherman
  • Papa the Stockfarmer
  • Sean the Actor
  • Fiona the Doctor
  • Richard the Vet
  • Gordon the Wildlife Filmmaker


“What makes these books noteworthy are the practical details from the mouths of the real workers, which fascinate rather than bore. It’s eye-opening stuff”Teach Primary magazine

“Really detailed and informative books. There is fun, humour and a wonderful sense of place too”Dr Ken Greig, Rector, Hutchensons’ Grammar School

Price and Availability

Available from Amazon (affiliate link) and www.kidseducationalbooks.com with a £7.99 RRP

Disclosure: We received two What do the grown-ups do? books FOC

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