Virginie Morgand, What Do Grown-ups Do All Day?, Wide Eyed Editions/Murdoch Books, May 2016, 64pp., $29.99 (hbk), ISBN: 9781847808097
Can you remember wondering as a child what adults did all day? Or perhaps you wondered about what you might do when you grew up? This picture book by Virginie Morgand explores these questions through fourteen different work places, covering over one hundred different jobs. Each new work place is briefly explained with illustrations and minimal text, depicting a multitude of vocations from labourers on a building site, to farmer, artist and chef.
Influenced by hand printing techniques, Morgand has created a colourful wonder-world through her illustrations, with a slightly retro feel in style and colour, to inspire the very young. This is a book to dip into and come back to in which you can share your own story with your young audience as well as exploring others. Highly recommended 4+
Reviewed by Mem Capp