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It's Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel [NOOK Book]

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It's hard to be five. Just yelled at my brother. My mind says do one thing. My mouth says another. It's fun to be five! Big changes are here! My body's my car, and I'm licensed to steer. Learning not to hit? Having to wait your turn? Sitting still? It's definitely hard to be five. But Jamie Lee Curtis's encouraging text and Laura Cornell's playful illustrations make the struggles of self-control a little bit easier and a lot more fun! This is the sixth inspired book from the #1 New York Times best-selling team of...
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Overview

It's hard to be five. Just yelled at my brother. My mind says do one thing. My mouth says another. It's fun to be five! Big changes are here! My body's my car, and I'm licensed to steer. Learning not to hit? Having to wait your turn? Sitting still? It's definitely hard to be five. But Jamie Lee Curtis's encouraging text and Laura Cornell's playful illustrations make the struggles of self-control a little bit easier and a lot more fun! This is the sixth inspired book from the #1 New York Times best-selling team of Today I Feel Silly: & Other Moods That Make My Day and I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self Esteem.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062282507
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/21/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 312,653
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 9 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2005

    Disappointed

    I gave this book a one star rating only because I had to give it something in order to have it published in the reviews. It does not deserve any stars. This book does not show one example of a child learning how to work their control panel. The most disappointing is the illustration of knowing when to stop and when to go. I have a great sense of humor, however illustrating a five year old flipping the middle finger at the cars from the crosswalk is unacceptable in a book for 4 to 8 year olds. I for one am returing this book.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2004

    Identifies Five-Year-Old Feelings & Offers 'Control Options'

    This is not just a fun book to read as it acknowledges the feelings about the 'hard stuff' that happens to both boys and girls who are 5---It serves as an outstanding teaching tool that engages five-year-olds in the learning process of gaining 'self control' over their actions. Jamie's concept of a control panel is extremely helpful as it gives the children a concrete visualization that will enable many of them to literally 'switch on and off' to more appropriate behavior. The lively, colorful illustrations are a perfect match to the rhyming text and portray with empathy, clarity and humor a number of tough spots fives find themselves in daily. I love the 'bigger than life backpacks' that for me symbolize the 'load' these little kids sometimes carry around with them. I liked the fact that the book also includes some of the fun, cool stuff about being five, too. As a preschool teacher, I highly recommend this book to read with the children. I would also like to recommend 'The Pocket Parent' to moms and dads with five year-olds for more ideas regarding 'hard stuff' with fives. The author feels reading a picture book with a young child can often get a point across to the child in just the right way. Pocket Parent has a very helpful annotated list of over 100 books relating to children's feelings and misbehaviors. It recommends one of Jamie's other books called 'Today I Feel Silly' as extremely helpful in assiting a child to be able to identify and discuss his or her many different moods and feelings.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    Nice book with BOYS in mind.

    I was looking for a book for my granddaughter who is turning 5 and this is a cute book but more so for Boys so will wait to give this to my grandson when he turns 5! What caught my eye in the reviews and made me want to take a second look was the "And I know when to go" illustration where one reviewer panned the book saying it showed the boy flipping the car off. How funny because IF you look at the boy's hand he is holding it up in a STOP gesture... So I had a good laugh at that one! The review is dated from 2005 and the last review is 2009...kind of dated since it is now 2011. Anyway wanted to correct that misconception that the book has a boy flipping off a car in an illustration. Not so!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2009

    Great Gift Idea for a 5 year old -kids love it

    My kids love this story - rhyming words and funny illustrations - They seem to like the idea that have the same experiences as the character.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2009

    great book for 5 year olds!

    I got this book for my daughter & her friend on their 5th birthdays this year. They both LOVE it and enjoy reading it often.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2009

    Jamie Lee Curtis understands kids!

    It's great to be able to read a book to my grandchildren that has a message/messages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2008

    perfect book

    I recently bought this book appropriately for my 5 year old. He asks for it to be read to him nearly every night. He seems to really relate to it, and understands there are other kids out there who feel like he does. I tell him I am glad we figured out it is hard to be five and he nods in agreement, and says ' so am I '

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2007

    Young children's coming-of-age book

    A boy turns five and begins to discover changes all around him. A great book to be read to or by youngsters to let them know that they're not the only ones noticing these things.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2004

    Awesome

    This book was enjoyed by the 5 year old & the 2 year old. The whole family loves this book. I have had it from the library for 2 weeks now & have read it every single night!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2004

    It IS hard!

    This book sympathizes with kids at the age of five, in a humorous way. The pictures are adorable, and the rhyme is bouncy and lively--appealing to parents and kids both. We all enjoy it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2007

    A reviewer

    I love this book as does my almost 5 year old. It puts into words a lot of what he can't and it is so on target. The humor and illustrations make it a silly, fun book. I noticed in one of the reviews that it said something about the middle finger -- please look at the pictures again. It is not his middle finger, it is his hand that he is holding up to a car to ask for safe crossing as he pushes his sibling's stroller across the street. There is no vulgarity or swearing in this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2005

    The Cover Jacket is on wrong

    If anyone is wondering, the cover's jacket is upside down on many books. If you are confused on how to read this book (like I was) turn the jacket around.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2004

    Exact Feelings of a 5 Year old

    This book is so incredible and of all the feelings of a five year old actually goes through during their life. They can learn a lot in this book and still enjoy it at the same time.

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