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Being a Good Citizen: A Book about Citizenship

Being a Good Citizen: A Book about Citizenship

by Mary Small, Stacey Previn (Illustrator)

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Explains many different ways that children can be good citizens and show good citizenship.


Explains many different ways that children can be good citizens and show good citizenship.

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Children's Literature
Have you ever wondered what children can do to be good citizens? This book has many answers—24 pages of ideas of things children can do to be good citizens, including saying hello to a new family in town and waking up parents on Election Day so they remember to vote. The simple values taught in this book will show children the importance of being a good citizen, and the importance of being a good person. Each concept is short, and is completed by a beautiful illustration that further describes the concept. Also contained in the book is a list of three books about citizenship that children can find at the library, as well as information on the FactHound website—a website that provides safe sites for children to use. This is a very good book for a student or child who is looking for ideas of how to be a good citizen. 2006, Picture Window Books, Ages 4 to 8.
—Nicole Peterson
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-These books offer character education with a new twist: they include activities that young children can actually do. The first book explains that taking action like picking up trash and planting flowers are ways to be a good citizen. Next, the author suggests that giving back found money and keeping an eye on your sister even when playing with friends are ways to indicate trustworthiness. Responsible and Fair follow the same approach. The simple, nonpreachy texts and bright acrylic illustrations in crayon colors demonstrate how to be fair, trustworthy, a good citizen, and responsible. Worthy additions for libraries needing this type of material.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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Capstone Press
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Way to Be! Series
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Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
NC650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Mary Small is a freelance writer who helps leaders of health care organizations communicate with their employees, patients, and communities. She is the author of several children’s books and many magazine articles about medicine and health. Her writing reflects her experience with all kinds of people—all ages, backgrounds, religions, and nationalities. Mary lives in Minnesota and is the mother of a grown son, originally adopted from India.

Stacey Previn has been an illustrator for over 20 years and has illustrated 16 Children’s books. She currently resides in Oak Park, IL with her husband, 2 sons, and 2 mischievous hamsters while working on her 17th book. She has also done extensive advertising and editorial work for companies including Coke, McDonalds, Burger King, United, Kleenex and Kellogg’s.

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