Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Book Review - When I Grow Up I Want to Be ... A Veterinarian


When I Grow Up I Want to Be...A Veterinarian: Sofia's Dream Comes True
By: Wigu Publishing 

Publisher: Wigu Publishing
Publication Date: November 2014
ISBN: 978-1-9399-7314-6
Reviewed by: Amy Lignor
Date: December 23, 2014

It is always a thrill to find the next book in this amazing series in my mailbox. Wigu Publishing has five titles, thus far, in the "When I Grow Up" series with, thankfully, more to come. And each book not only provides a fun story with characters that kids love, but they also give pictures, facts, histories, past events, and facts that are essential to each 'career' that a child wishes to learn about.

In this latest offering, Wigu has picked something extremely close to my own heart. And for many, many readers, this book explores a job that is high up on the 'cool' meter. In this story, Sofia is a young girl who is desperate to take care of all the creatures in the world. Her mind and thoughts are full of information about animals that roam jungles, forests - even the mammals that swim in the ocean. Her room is covered with posters of all kinds of animals and the only thing she wants - more than anything else - is to have a pet all her own. Unfortunately...Mom says 'no' to pets. Not because she doesn't like them, but because she feels Sofia is not yet up for the responsibility of owning a pet. What does that mean? That means Sofia is going to work hard to prove to her mom that she can be the best pet owner out there.

One day, fate comes into play when a cat appears outside her window. The sorry-looking feline was struggling in the cold, hard rain, and Sofia wants to help him out. Sure enough, after some interesting twists, Sofia takes a trip down the responsibility path, using the help and learning the skills of a real veterinarian. She educates herself on all types of things that a person needs in order to be a good animal doctor later in life, and the tale is one of kindness, hard work, and real love.

Yet again, Wigu Publishing has made sure to cover all bases in order to intrigue and delight their readers. The intricate research is offered up in an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand way so that all young people who want to learn about this career focusing on the protection and love of animals will be thrilled.

Quill says: These books definitely spark a child's mind, opening up the imagination and giving kids a chance to take an in-depth look at the amazing careers they could one day have.