"In the tenth installment of the BE WHAT YOU WANT series, So, You Want to Work With Animals? introduces readers to the diverse fields that work hands-on with animals of all shapes, sizes, and species. From what classes to take in school to exploring what these jobs are really like--the fun stuff, the hard stuff, and even the gross stuff, this book reveals the steps it takes to pursue a childhood dream. Whether animals are big or small, domestic or wild, there are many careers that provide rewarding experiences such as: - Veterinarian - Zookeeper - Wildlife Photographer - K9 Officer - Marine Biologist - And more! In addition to tips and interviews from animal experts in professional industries, So, You Want to Work with Animals? includes inspiring stories from kids who currently work with animals as well as activities, a glossary, and resources to help kids pave the path to their dream job! Jane (J. M.) Bedell spent her childhood daydreaming in hayfields, talking to cows, and finding heroes between the pages of books. She is a full-time writer of historical fiction and nonfiction for children. She received her MFA in creative writing from Hamline University in Minnesota. She lives in rural Oregon with her husband and a plethora of animals. Visit her at jmbedell.com."-- Provided by publisher.