For Career Day at school, Miss M dressed as “I’m a Veterinarian”. It’s been a job she shuffles on and off her bucket list for a few years now. She loves animals.
Now, a new series of books created for younger children from Abrams Books highlights Tinyville Town.
Tinyville Town has some great workers. These board books measure approximately 9.5-inches x 10.5-inches and begin with a letter from the author sharing places where he has lived and how they are different, but also the commonality of people. It’s these different communities he’s visited that serve as inspiration for the fictional Tinyville Town.
I love that he shares this. I love that he focuses on how we can all perform a different job but are still working together to make a community.
Each book is 22 pages in length and focuses on a specific profession. There is “I’m a Firefighter” and the one we received, “I’m a Veterinarian”.
In I’m a Veterinarian, we see what it’s like in a day in the life of a town animal doctor. Tinyville Town’s veterinarian begins her day at home with her two cats, two dogs, and one fish. Once at work, she examines a firefighter’s dalmatian, who is not feeling well at all. Follow along as the vet runs tests and makes a surprising discovery! This book will comfort a child bringing a beloved pet to the vet for the first time, and satisfy an inquisitive child’s curiosity about what an animal doctor does, how they are able to diagnose so many different kinds of pets, and how their office is different from their own doctors.
This book explores what people do, shares career ideas beyond athletes and astronauts and helps children learn more about what the people in their community do.
About the Tinyville Town Series:
The Tinyville Town series, new from New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Brian Biggs, launches with three books: Tinyville Town Gets to Work!, a world-establishing picture book that introduces the town and its many residents, and two board books, I’m a Veterinarian and I’m a Firefighter. The series is set in a cozy community where the people are kind, everyone says hello when they’re walking down the street, the bus is always on time, and all the townsfolk do their part to keep things running smoothly. Everyone has a job to do in Tinyville Town. With a nod to the busy world of Richard Scarry and the neighborhood feel of Sesame Street, this new series will become a favorite read for preschoolers and is ideal for story time and class discussions about occupations and community helpers. Tinyville Town is a growing, thriving city full of interesting people. They can’t wait to show readers around!
Every town has at least one vet office, and Tinyville’s is the one kids will want to visit again and again through Tinyville Town: I’m a Veterinarian.