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Author: Cheri J Meiners
Illustrator: Elizabeth Allen
Publisher: Free spirit Publishing
Published: May 15th, 2015
Like “Forgive and Let Go!” this book is another title in this series ‘Being the Best Me!’ which is aimed at youngsters aged 4 to 8 years old. In this book children are encouraged to try to do what they know is right, despite peer pressure and temptation to do otherwise. Again, there are a variety of situations cited and discussed with illustrations that enhance the understanding of events that will also help prompt discussions. The book encourages children to be “committed to their ideas and beliefs, and following through on their intentions” in a manner that is very child friendly, using situations with which they are likely to already be familiar and suggesting how they should cope in the circumstances.
Again, after the children’s portion of the book, there is an adult section containing advice on how to use the book with children and suggesting “Ways to Reinforce the Ideas in Stand Tall!” These could be useful for parents or teachers with strategies to reinforce the message and help embed these attitudes. There are some great games to use with individual or groups of children, including extensions and variations. I particularly like the scenarios for children to discuss what they should do…. I could easily imagine using some of these or others like them in class!
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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