You can't have my bike! But maybe I'll let you take it for a ride! Learning to share is one of the harder social rules for little ones to follow, but with this sweet book, it will be a little easier. This 8x8 book has sturdy pages for little hands! It also includes a sheet of stickers.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.21(d)|
|Age Range:||2 - 5 Years|
About the Author
Karen Katz lives in New York, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this book because I like other books by this author. I did not like the book at first because there are words that I don't want my two year old to use. However, other kids use the same words. I am able to tell my toddler my point of view from the pictures and words used by the author. I am helping my child understand that 'you can't' should be avoided and instead use words and actions that are positive. Sharing can be displayed through different actions and allows children to think for themselves. What if there isn't another box of raisins to share? Maybe you can count: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 for me and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 for you. This book may not be pleasing to read at first, but look at the positive side, you're encourage cognitive learning.
I purchased this book for my 2 year old who is just learning what sharing is all about. I have to say that while I'm happy with some of my other purchases from this author, I am disappointed with this one. First off, to emphasize her point, the author uses wording that I am trying to discourage, not encourage such as, 'My snack! You can't eat it.' Furthermore, the resolution to the situation isn't exactly what I would call sharing. Instead of sharing the snack, the playmate is given a separate snack of his own. What happens when there isn't another snack to give to the other child? Isn't that where sharing comes into the picture?