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Honest Ashley
     

Honest Ashley

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by Virginia Kroll, Nancy Cote (Illustrator)
 

When Ashley procrastinates writing her school essay, she's caught up short: it's due tomorrow and she hasn't even started. Her friend Kelly says she's having her sister write hers. Ashley knows that's cheating, but what is she to do?

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When Ashley procrastinates writing her school essay, she's caught up short: it's due tomorrow and she hasn't even started. Her friend Kelly says she's having her sister write hers. Ashley knows that's cheating, but what is she to do?

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"Schools looking for books to support character-education programs will want to consider these titles."

School Library Journal

Children's Literature
Ashley has a decision to make, should she use her big brother's old assignment to complete her own writing project, or should she do her best and write the composition herself? Join Ashley as she is pulled in many directions. From being tempted by her friend Kelly to her desire to play rather than work. Only the reader will know if Ashley makes the right decision in the end? This text, from "The Way I Act" series explores the theme of honesty in a way that can easily be understood by a young child. For parents or teachers educating a child about honesty should begin early in life. This text, written in an easily understood format and combined with illustrations that include real environments, and problems can help kids relate to the characters and learn from their mistakes. Check out some of the other books from the series "The Way I Act" and explore the themes of respect, friendship, and responsibility. 2006, Albert Whitman & Company, Ages 5 up.
—Kimberly O'Meara
School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-Young readers will identify with the realistic situations and believable characters in these stories. In Ashley, a girl must choose between doing her own work or "reusing" a paper that her brother did for the same assignment several years earlier. Reading her brother's story about honesty forces her to think hard about doing the right thing. In Ryan, a race at school results in name-calling when a classmate is last across the finish line. "Doug the Slug" might sound funny but Ryan doesn't know that he has hurt the boy's feelings. When the tables are turned and his brother calls him "Cryin' Ryan," he realizes how hurtful words can be. Both protagonists have parents who move subtly in the background, reinforcing the importance of honesty and respect. Both books can be read independently or used by adults as part of a discussion on character. Colorful cartoon illustrations add to the appeal. Schools looking for books to support character-education programs will want to consider these titles.-Maura Bresnahan, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807533710
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
The Way I Act Books
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.36(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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Honest Ashley 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
child-advocate More than 1 year ago
Setting priorities is a lesson all grade school children should learn. From the parents not giving in to a Thursday night panic, to the teacher commenting on mediocre work, Ashley learned more than just not to cheat.