The World Is So Wide (Paperback)

By Kadet Kat (Illustrator), Jess Rush

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781496080356, 62pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2014

List Price: 18.00*
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Children often dream of what they'll be when they grow up, but they don't always understand just how many wonderful careers their futures could hold.

In The World Is So Wide, author Jess Rush and illustrator Kadet Kat combine their skills to explore the many career possibilities available today. Rush avoids conventional careers, introducing children to job possibilities they probably never considered.

Rush presents a new career for every letter of the alphabet, with each career accompanied by Kat's bright, vivid illustrations.

While exploring careers and teaching the alphabet, Rush and Kat also promote diversity and acceptance. Different cultures and nontraditional gender roles appear throughout the book, subtly reminding children careers are open to anyone, and encouraging discussion with parents or teachers.

Colorfully illustrated, fun, and informative, The World is So Wide provides an entertaining introduction to career choices for children ages four to eight.

About the Author

A first-generation college graduate, Jessica Rush earned her undergraduate degree from Penn State with a focus on international business. She attended Purdue University, receiving an MBA with specialization in sustainability and operations. Before business school, Rush spent a summer in Haiti, delivering shoes to those in need and creating a more efficient supply chain for urban water projects. In her free time, she writes children's books, teaches yoga to children, hikes, and plays with her dog Sasha in Oakland, California.