Why do I have to go to bed earlier than my big sister? It's not fair! Super Sam the problem solver answers your questions about fairness.
These character-education titles follow the same question-and-answer format as the "Kids Talk" series (Picture Window) but are intended for a younger audience. A fictional fifth-grade counselor, introduced at the beginning of each book, provides "Dear Abby"-style advice to children. Most responses are only a few sentences long, giving just one simple solution to each problem. For example, a child who is afraid of a dog is advised to face his fears by getting to know the dog and its owner. While this may work in certain situations, no mention is made of what to do if, for example, the animal is truly dangerous. Each book concludes with a multiple-choice quiz and a "Hero File" on a famous person relevant to the topic. Readers are directed to the publisher's FactHound Web site, which offers age-appropriate, up-to-date links and suggested reading on each subject. Digital illustrations of a multicultural cast of characters accompany the texts. Although the books are not comprehensive in their approach, they offer some worthy advice, and with adult guidance, they will provide a starting point for further discussion.
Melinda PiehlerCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Meet the Author
Carrie Finn never thought that she would write books, much less books for children. However, after spending so much time with her 13 nieces and nephews, something must have rubbed off on her. She’s now the author of 10 titles for Picture Window Books.
Carrie has been teaching college writing since 1999 and continues to enjoy helping others with their writing. She stays busy by throwing pottery on the wheel, playing the piano, baking bread from scratch, and talking to the miniature donkeys on the farm near her house.
Carrie currently lives in Waterloo, Iowa, with her husband and trusty sidekick, Dan.
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