Sometimes You Get What You Wantby Meredith Gary, Lisa Brown
Sometimes you get what you want.
Sometimes you don’t.
This is a book about those times.
PreS-K- Gary's concise text conveys an important life lesson about the need to balance fun, responsibility, and respect for others. As two siblings wake up, dress, and spend a day at school, they learn that sometimes they get what they want, but sometimes they don't. The examples are carefully tailored to speak to young readers: "Sometimes your friends want to do what you're doing. Sometimes they want to do something else," "Sometimes it's your turn. Sometimes you have to wait," or "Sometimes you get to make a mess. Sometimes you have to clean up." Appealing illustrations depict each scenario and keep the tone light. Background scenery, props, and adult characters are portrayed in black lines and white and gray shades, while the children are fully fleshed out with a variety of skin tones and bright-hued clothing. Whether the youngsters are glowing with happiness or scowling in frustration, their emotions are clearly portrayed. This story uses a simple approach to tackle big issues such as relationships with peers, acceptable social behaviors, and dealing with disappointment. A good choice for storytime, classroom use, and parent-child sharing.-Anne Parker, Milton Public Library, MA
- HarperCollins Publishers
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 2 - 5 Years
Meet the Author
Meredith Gary lives in New York with her husband and daughter. This is her first book for children.
Lisa Brown is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of How To Be, Sometimes You Get What You Want, and the New York Times bestselling book The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.
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