Did you think sharing was an issue only for toddlers? Sharing, another lifelong character trait essential to the social development of children, is first discussed with very young toddlers as they learn to play with others. However the face of sharing changes as the youngster ages. This "Kids Talk Jr." book offers insight into the realm of sharing in the lives of older elementary aged children. From sharing your things and your talents to charitable giving, sharing is openly discussed in the question and answer letter format. Kendra Kemp, our fifth grade narrator guides listeners through the positive as well as negative aspects of sharing when she receives a letter about gossiping, a situation when many children choose to share too much. The last several pages lend credibility to the text by spotlighting hero Jim Henson for sharing his puppeteer talents with countless children across the world. The Glossary, Learn More, and On the Web sections offer students an opportunity to extend their learning in other mediums.
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.