Freda likes to play school and pretend to be the teacher. But when Percy and Emma join in on the fun, they realize that Freda needs some help saying "please," "thank you," and "you're welcome." Part of the sixteen book I SEE I LEARN® series for happier, healthier, more confident children!
About the Author
Stuart J. Murphy, author of the award-winning MathStart books (HarperCollins), has developed a new series for Charlesbridge: I SEE I LEARN®. The I SEE I LEARN® books feature simple stories and visual learning strategies to help young children learn important social, emotional, health and safety, and cognitive skills. Stuart, a visual learning specialist, has also served on the authorship teams of a number of major educational programs. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Stuart and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston, Massachusetts, near their children and three grandchildren, Jack, Madeleine, and Camille.
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Freda liked to play pretend. She really loved to play school. She was always the teacher—just like Miss Cathy.
Excerpted from "Freda Says Please"
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In general I prefer when books with a lesson are more subtle. This book is pretty obvious about it's intent to teach manners. Freya is playing school with her stuffed animals, and her friend Percy wants to join her. He gets upset that she never says please, like their teacher Miss Cathy. He corrects her a lot, and she starts saying please. Had I read this book alone, I probably wouldn't have liked it as much. But it sparked some great conversation with my 6 year old. Maybe kids need the lesson to be more obvious. He didn't seem to mind at all, and thought the story was good. We discussed manners and saying Please, Thank You, and You're Welcome, like the characters in the book. The questions at the end prompted even more discussion, and I learned about something that had happened at camp that day, which he would have never shared without this book. I think we'll read this one again soon. Everyone can use reminders about using manners, even me! http://www.momsradius.com/2016/07/kid-lit-freda-says-please.html