Every day children encounter feelings. Sad, angry, hurtful words, and disrespect can make a child's day long and hard. This book, full of real life pictures and scenes, can be used to complement the social/emotional or character education programs used in any school district. As part of a series called "Pull Ahead Books," the text validates children's feelings, giving them real strategies to apply to social situations at home with their little brother or on the playground with their best friend. Whether a child chooses to walk away, ask for help, or apologize, the terms presented give children life-long strategies for success. 2006 (orig. 1971), Lerner Publications Company, Ages 8 to 12.
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K-Gr 3-Eating Well helps youngsters learn how to choose and maintain a healthy diet by following the USDA's MyPyramid . Mitchell covers each food group and what it does for the body, such as grains providing energy and the milk group helping to make bones strong. The text also addresses the proper quantities to consume each day. In Working with Others, Nelson explains that everyone gets angry but that it is important to know how to resolve conflicts, such as using respectful words, listening to the opinions of others, apologizing, and talking things through. The concept of compromise is also introduced. Both books have full-color photos on every page. Useful and informative additions.-Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.