We Can Get Along: A Child's Book of Choices

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Children need help learning how to get along with others at school, in the neighborhood, and on the playground. They need to know that they have the power to make good choices.

In simple, affirming words and exuberant full-color illustrations, We Can Get Along teaches essential conflict resolution and peacemaking skills—think before you speak or act, treat others the way you want to be treated—in a way that ...

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Overview


Children need help learning how to get along with others at school, in the neighborhood, and on the playground. They need to know that they have the power to make good choices.

In simple, affirming words and exuberant full-color illustrations, We Can Get Along teaches essential conflict resolution and peacemaking skills—think before you speak or act, treat others the way you want to be treated—in a way that young children can understand.

In simple text, describes how it feels when people get along well together and when they do not, and explains that one has control over how one reacts in both kinds of situations.

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"Written with clarity, authority, and empathy... The Golden Rule in sensible, easily understood language."—School Library Journal

Parent Council®  Selection

Early Childhood News Award

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3Written with clarity, authority, and empathy, this text explores the universal feelings of children in the area of getting along with one another. Good times such as laughing, working, and playing together make them feel happy and safe, while quarreling, hitting, bullying, and teasing make them angry and afraid. These are the givens of everyday life. The empowering theme here is that individuals choose how to behave. Everyone can share, respect others, think before speaking, work out problems, and enjoy many types of friends. Caring adults can be consulted in times of puzzlement and trouble. To make this didactic message lively and appealing, the short blocks of text are enclosed in double-page frames of imaginative and charming illustrations done in pen and ink and bright markers. Children of all races are shown in a variety of ordinary activities, with exuberant backgrounds and borders of interesting items. This expression of the Golden Rule in sensible, easily understood language could be used in any setting, with a group or one-on-one, to address individual behavior or peacemaking techniques in general.Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575420134
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/14/1997
  • Pages: 36
  • Sales rank: 146,845
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.62 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author


Lauren Murphy Payne, M.S.W., is a psychotherapist in family practice. She is cofounder of The Turning Point, a speaking and consulting service. She lives in Racine, Wisconsin.

Claudia Rohling, M.S.W., has created many popular prints and greeting cards. She is cofounder of The Turning Point, a speaking and consulting service. She lives in Racine, Wisconsin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    I got this for my daughter when she was 4 yrs. old to help her u

    I got this for my daughter when she was 4 yrs. old to help her understand how to deal with emotions. I looked through other books at my local B&N that covered the same topic, and chose this one. I like the way the author explains it in the book. In the book you will find simple words for children, explanations of how we like to be treated and what the good emotions feel like, how we should treat others the way we want to be treated, what bad emotions feel like, understanding that how we express bad emotions is a choice and what the bad choices might be (hitting, yelling, pushing) and what good alternatives might be (talking about your feelings, walking away, asking an adult for help), why we should get along, and colorful, interesting pictures. I wasn't sure how my daughter would like the book, but I liked the message conveyed. Turned out, she LOVED the book! She loved the pictures and she understood the message. She asked to read it over and over until she practically had it memorized. When she was 5 yrs. old she asked to take the book to school for story time so others in her class could hear it. To my surprise, at Christmas, she then asked to give a copy of the book to her class as a Christmas present so anytime they wanted to read it, it would be available. When we have behavior problems getting along with others and she can't remember what she's supposed to do, we pull out the book to read again to refresh her memory and help her think of other ideas. She has also requested this book be given to her cousin for a birthday present (the reason I'm on today buying the book and writing a review) as well as another good friend of hers for his birthday.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2004

    Great for all kids

    I got this book because my daughter's teacher was not addressing certain 'behaviors' in her preschool class. It helped my daughter understand what she feels and how others feel too. I bought a copy to give to her teacher to use too!

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