School Library Journal - School Library JournalK-Gr 1-Of these three titles, Leader is the best. The photos and text depict situations in which the leader is a child helping others resolve conflicts, being responsible, caring for others, etc. The message is delivered in a simple and direct manner. Being Fair is confusing. It begins with the statement, "Being fair means treating everyone the same," but later says, "Sometimes, being fair means treating others differently." Both statements are true-the first is illustrated by a photograph of two children with hearing aids; the second is referring to the fact that siblings of different ages may have different bedtimes. However, such a brief book cannot adequately explain concepts that seem to disagree. Following Rules is marred by two photographs in which some of the children are out of focus, as well as an unintentionally funny picture. The text says, "I do not litter," but the photo shows a boy getting ready to put a crumpled-up piece of paper in a barrel marked "Cans, Bottles & Plastics ONLY." Clearly, he's not following the rules. All three titles have simple sentences under colorful photographs of ethnically diverse groups of children. Purchase the first title where needed for character-education units.-Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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