Would You Believe...Bed Testers Get Paid to Sleep?! and Other Jammy Jobs by Richard Platt
  

Synopsis

Would You Believe...Bed Testers Get Paid to Sleep?! and Other Jammy Jobs by Richard Platt

A fascinating account of the world of work from prehistoric times to the present day. Covering so much more than the 9 to 5 this book looks at all kinds of work from child labour and slavery to high powered or highly dangerous jobs. Learn about the machines replacing humans in the workplace and the communities who don't even have a concept of what work is. What happens when work is scarce or people are forced to work against their will? And how many people's dreams of leaving work behind come true.

About the Author

Richard Platt

As an artist
I've written about 60 books, mostly factual books for children. My first children's book was Incredible Cross Sections, which had fantastic illustrations by Stephen Biesty. One of the things I enjoy most about writing is that it gives me the chance to work with wonderful illustrators. When Chris Riddell drew the pictures for Castle Diary and Pirate Diary he managed to capture the characters of all the people in the stories exactly as I'd imagined them. I also love writing because people pay me to find out all this fascinating stuff about strange, wacky and obscure subjects. I spend far more time than I should trying to find amazing facts that bring a subject to life. I trawl through books at home (I've got 2500) and in dusty libraries.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages

Author

Richard Platt
More books by Richard Platt

Author's Website

www.richardplatt.co.uk/inde...

Publisher

Oxford University Press
www.oup.com

Publication date

1st April 2010

ISBN

9780199119868


Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools