I have the privilege of reviewing "Our Emotions and Behavior", a new picture book series from Free Spirit Publishing, which help young children recognize and understand their feelings, their actions, and how they are connected. There are four titles in the series: But Why Can’t I?, I’m Not Happy, Not Fair, Won’t Share, and Who Feels Scared? Share is the third book in the series.
I love the cute illustrations and I'm so glad to be able to review this book!
This book is about a teacher who has made a "space station" for her class activities where her students get their chance to play with the buttons, levers, and the space gadgets. To be fair to all the children, she put their names into a hat and draws out three of the childrens' names who get to play first.
Nora, Dan and Henry were chosen to be the first three children to play in the "space station," but they were told to take their turns and share. However, Nora decides to hog all the gadgets and plays with the buttons and levers without giving chance to the other two children to play. Dan and Henry are not happy with what Nora did, and they all get into a fight and end up being punished by their teacher.
From this story, I get to teach my boy to share, take turns and play together and not to act selfishly like Nora. Few days back, I managed to put this into practise when a friend of my hubby came over with his four year old son. Ben was feeling generous with his toys and was showing his toys to the older boy, but once his toys were taken away by the older boy, Ben cried and wanted his toys back.