Being Responsible: A Book about Responsibility

Being Responsible: A Book about Responsibility

by Mary Small, Stacey Previn

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Explains many different ways that children can be responsible and show responsibility.See more details below


Explains many different ways that children can be responsible and show responsibility.

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Children's Literature
Every child should learn the qualities of a good citizen: being fair, respectful, trustworthy, caring, and responsible—all of which are titles in the "Way to Be!" series. This book addresses the very important characteristic of being responsible. The word responsibility, which might be a little hard for younger readers to understand, is clearly defined and illustrated by using common, everyday examples. John takes care of his dress clothes by avoiding a mud puddle, which makes him responsible. Patricia locks the gate so her dog cannot run away, which makes her responsible. Angie helps her little brother cross the street, which makes her responsible. These are all things with which a child can empathize, and emulate on their own at home. The last page includes an index as well as other resources for related reading. "Being Responsible" is a very valuable book to read together with your child. 2005, Picture Window Books, Ages 5 to 7.
—Lisa B. C. O'Connell
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:
10.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
510L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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