Gr 7 Up-The pros and cons of the field are carefully discussed in this readable and accessible guide. The first section describes the interests, skills, and abilities needed to work with children. It basically explains how young children learn and grow, what various child-care settings are like, and the most prominent developmental and educational schools of thought used in teaching. The next section deals with some of the choices available and tells what to expect in positions such as nanny, family child-care provider, teacher, teacher assistant, administrator, and other related positions. The last part tells how to find and start the right job. Contact details for organizations and training programs, a sample preschool lesson plan, and list of resources for more information are appended. The writing is upbeat and gives an honest picture of what it is like to work closely with young children. The content and style are similar to Marjorie Eberts and Margaret Gisler's Careers for Kids at Heart & Others Who Adore Children (VGM, 1999), which includes additional careers, thus complementing Bowman-Kruhm's contribution to this high-demand topic in vocational guidance.-Diane P. Tuccillo, Mesa Public Library, AZ Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.