Review: If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

Title: If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It
Author: Colleen Nelson, Kathie MacIsaac, Scot Ritchie (illustrator)
Genre: Children’s, Nonfiction
Publisher: Pajama Press
Source: Publisher
Format: Hardcover
Release Date: October 25, 2022
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

There is no single path to the job of your dreams.
What does it take to become a stuntperson? How does a
mathematician spend her days? When does a barber become the center of a community? In this refreshing take on a careers book, meet twenty-five individuals of different backgrounds, genders, and abilities who have found their careers through a wide range of experience, education, intention, and inspiration. From Joshua Jones, who built a business where he could thrive as a Deaf interior designer, to Teresa Tam, whose hunger for knowledge led her to
the position of Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, each of these dreamers found ways to dig deep into their passion, to gain experience and knowledge, and to turn that into a job.


This book talks about 25 inspiring people who found their dream jobs. These jobs range from the arts to sciences and everything in between. These weren’t all typical jobs that are taught about in school. For example, there was a human rights lawyer, a meteorologist, a smokejumper, and an NHL scout. These jobs are all inspired by things the people were interested in and decided to incorporate into their job. 

I liked that there were related jobs listed in each section, to give more examples of work in those fields. There were examples of how a young person can become involved and learn about the job, as well as a real example of a young person who is already making their mark in that field. Many of the people featured were Canadian, which was nice to see in a Canadian book. 

If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It is an inspiring book about finding your dream job!

Thank you Pajama Press for sending me a copy of this book.

Have you read If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It? What did you think of it?


Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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