Under the Lights
A Child Model at Work
This picture book is a sort of “day in the life” of a child model. It doesn’t really glamorize the profession and attempts to show how kids that work are just like regular people. Not a bad concept for a book, although this one is dated. I wished that this book would talk about the difficulties of working when young. How does she manage school and friends? These jobs take time, so how does she manage to keep all the proverbial balls in the air. I am always a bit concerned when the choices in how you get to spend your time are sort of glossed over. Anyone working, especially young people, need to know that when you take on a job, not just modeling, you are carving out time that can’t be spent on friends, school, or fun. It’s actually work and it takes time and serious commitment.