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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming Book!, January 10, 2009
This review is from: The Nice Book (Hardcover)
This sweet book will get the kids talking about what's nice...and what isn't.

Case in point. Middle child was reading THE NICE BOOK and youngest reached over to grab it. Middle child whisked the book away and was ready to smack little one with it. Little one ran off, put her hands at her waist and said, "That's not nice!" Middle one hestitated. "I know." She looked at the book, looked at her sister and sat down on the rug. "Come sit here and I'll read the book to you."

If that's not nice, I don't know what is. Go get the book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pass along a little love and "nice" to your child in this lovely, beautiful and compassionate book!, May 19, 2009
This review is from: The Nice Book (Hardcover)
If you can't be nice, don't say anything at all. Now unless you live on Mars, you've heard that many times. David Ezra Stein has learned that lesson well and is passing on a bit of love and "nice" in this lovely, beautiful and compassionate book. Each page offers up a small, positive message to impart to the young child. Many are single words accompanied by bold watercolor critters, but the message is quite clear.

For example, two raccoons are shown together and one is giving the other a gentle "PAT." On the following page there is a big, bold elephant getting ready to pat a racoon . . . "BUT DON'T STOMP FLAT!" Along a similar line a boar is going to have himself a nice ice cream sundae with three cherries on the top. "If you have more than you need, SHARE." And he does just that with a little mouse. Mmmmmm!

I loved this "nice" little book. It was simple, yet quite complicated at the same time. It's the just the type of book you need when your little one is feeling a bit out of sorts with the world and could use a little loving. The words on the page can be translated into action. "CUDDLE . . . Love was meant to be passed on." Now isn't that the truth?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Nice Book, June 22, 2010
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This review is from: The Nice Book (Hardcover)
I first saw this book while traveling in an airport window, and came home to track it down for my grandson. My 15 month old grandson surprisingly loves it! The simple, child-like drawings and paintings are charming, and Jack loves the language. His favorite line is "Pat! Don't stomp flat!" That page causes him to pause for a second and pat the top of his head, followed by stomping one foot. He asks for the book repeatedly. A great find.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FAVORITE book!!!!!!!, April 28, 2014
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This review is from: The Nice Book (Board book)
All of the babies and toddlers in our family LOVE this book! Such a sweet message said in a cute and funny way!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars cute book, January 3, 2014
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This is one of my daughter's favorite books right now (she's 2). And it's great for talking about being nice. She repeats parts of the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful, November 16, 2011
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This review is from: The Nice Book (Hardcover)
I love settling down with my 14 month old son on my lap and "acting out" this book while I read it aloud to him: "Cuddle, nestle, nuzzle, don't tickle...well, maybe a little." Each page contains a word or phrase about how to treat others, accompanied by delightful artwork.

This book has a wonderful "look." The illustrations are bold and messy - almost in the style of children's finger painting - but the motion and emotion they portray are captivating. Bright colors and simple backgrounds make it easy for even young children to see. The look of the text is creative and artistic too: the size and font of the text change depending on what's being said.

The best part of this book is that it's not condescending. So many books about how to treat others "talk down" to children and seem very demeaning. This book conveys its message in a sweet and positive way, and it's truly a delight to read: "When you get in a snit, don't hit - say how you feel. Take time, get away, hear what someone has to say."
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The Nice Book
The Nice Book by David Ezra Stein (Hardcover - October 16, 2008)
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