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
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- Edition description:
- 25TH ANNOTATED
- Product dimensions:
- 8.41(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.53(d)
- Age Range:
- 9 - 12 Years
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Free to Be ... You and Me and Free to Be ... a Family: Stories, Songs and Poems for Children and Adults based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This book does a great job of entertaining while avoiding general stereotypes portrayed in other children's stories. As a child care worker I've read this book to children as young as 2 and as old as 14 and all of them have loved it. And I enjoy to sit down and read the stories and poems myself. If you have kids, know kids, work with kids, this is a must have!