No Rules for Michael

No Rules for Michael

by Sylvia A Rouss, Susan Simon
     
 

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Michael thinks school would be more fun without rules and gets his wish. But is it exactly what he was hoping for?

This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

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Michael thinks school would be more fun without rules and gets his wish. But is it exactly what he was hoping for?

This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Every child will identify with pre-schooler Michael's complaint: "School would be the best place if we didn't have any rules." Surprisingly, his teacher suggests that they will try out his scenario the very next day, and he could then decide if that was a good thing. It will come as no surprise, though, that no rules does not work very well, for Michael or anyone else. Not sharing means not being shared with; not picking up toys means a room too cluttered to have space for play; not having to respect each other means having no one listen to your show and tell. Michael rethinks his suggestion and, of course, decides that rules are indeed good to have. Although predictable, the story is suited for the very young. The pictures are engaging pastels of impossibly good, sweet children who get only a little bit out of line, somewhat unrealistic for a no-hold-barred no-rules situation, but they will be comforting to the very young. 2004, Lerner, Ages 3 to 6.
—Judy Chernak
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-After his teacher's lesson about the Ten Commandments and a discussion about the importance of having classroom rules, Michael decides that school would be more fun without them. Miss Sharon goes along with his request, and the children soon see the consequences of her decision. Michael is upset when a classmate takes a puzzle piece away from him and his plans to showcase his new dinosaur are thwarted because no one will listen during circle time. At recess, he never gets a turn on the tricycle, and at snack time, another student takes his crackers. Michael's tears show his frustration and disappointment and he finally acknowledges the importance of rules. His teacher remarks instructively, "That's why God gave us the Ten Commandments. And that's why we have rules here at school. We need to treat others the way we want to be treated." The colorful illustrations are warm and friendly. Unfortunately, the lessons in this story are learned the hard way, and the book is didactic in its approach.-Sandra Kitain, Abrams Hebrew Academy, Yardley, PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781497628311
Publisher:
Kar-Ben Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Sylvia A. Rouss is an award-winning author and early childhood educator, the creator of the popular Sammy Spider series which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013 with over 100,000 Sammy Spider books sold. She lives in Tarzana, California.

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