Children's Literature - Joyce Rice"You are about to share an extraordinary experience with the children in your life." This is the introductory note in this reprint of an old favorite. Originally published in 1974, the program that has become identified with Marlo Thomas is being offered again to this generation of parents. The book is not just a collection of stories and games with little or no direction. The writers have sought to offer parents and friends of children stories and activities that will stimulate their growth and development. Free To Be challenges family stereotypes without making judgements about right or wrong. It is the author's stated belief that each family is the right kind of family if it offers nurturing and love to its children. If you analyze the stories and activities in this book, you will be able to detect the morality lessons behind each one. If you prefer to just enjoy the pure enchantment of the stories, you can do that too. This continues to be a good selection for families, schools and public libraries. 1997 (orig.
- Running Press Book Publishers
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- 25TH ANNOTATED
- Product dimensions:
- 8.68(w) x 11.18(h) x 0.82(d)
- Age Range:
- 9 - 12 Years
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Free to Be ... You and Me and Free to Be ... a Family based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
My sister and I had this book and the album (actual vinyl) we would read the book and listen to the album every day when we were kids!!! Our mom's best friend Barb gave it to us to keep us busy during the summer, it made us think and we explored our creativity fully because of the stories in it. I am going to buy it and hopefully find the cd for my 9 year old daughter and my grandsons so they will be able to experience the same joy I did when I was a kid!! I highly recommend this book to everyone it still hits the mark on all the subjects it covers. I can still remember all the songs like "A Aligators all around," "It's allright to cry," all the stories, including "Ladies First." And a bevy of others.
I enjoyed sharing this book with mom and friends as a child, now I love reading it to nieces and giving it as a baby gift. The age range given by barnes and noble is not right, this is a great book for small children.