PreSchool-Grade 1-A cuddly bear cub is featured in these two purposeful stories. The lesson in When I Care is that children should treat others as they wish to be treated. The book includes some suggestions for promoting empathy. Scared describes situations in which children feel frightened and how comforting by another helps. It also mentions that being scared can protect them against injury-for example, being afraid of a strange growling dog or climbing too high. Each book begins with a note to adults about how to help children with their feelings. Colorful illustrations of the cub and his animal friends in many familiar situations at home and at school are placed on abundant white space, giving an open, uncluttered look to the pages. There are many stronger, more imaginative stories about these subjects, such as Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who (Random, 1954) and Mercer Mayer's There's a Nightmare in My Closet (Turtleback, 1968). However, on some occasions teachers and caregivers might welcome the guidance given in this series.
Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY
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Gr. K-2. This charming title in The Way I Feel series will help youngsters identify and understand the basic concepts and importance of receiving and offering help and emotional support. A little bear describes familiar situations, such as being hurt, sick, or feeling sad, and explains how he was helped or how he offered sympathy and kindness to someone else. The text is very simple, and the "treat others as you would like to be treated" concept is well conveyed--from playground teasing ("I don't like to be teased so I don't tease") to helping out. The cheerful, colorful art features a cute, expressive animal cast showing ageappropriate ways to express caring and kindness, including sharing one's bike and bringing feelbetter flowers. An introduction and an endnote, "Promoting Empathy," provide adults with suggestions for encouraging and engaging kids in positive interactions, selfexpression, and understanding. Shelle Rosenfeld
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My daughter loved this book and the others in the series. Yes, I recommend this book.Published 2 months ago by MilitaryMomof2
Kindness and caring are the two values that most children lack. This book is wonderful!Published 3 months ago by Mae
Great book series if you want to teach moral qualities to small children.Published 12 months ago by Kathy
This book shows teaches young children about the golden rule and that it's important to care about others in order to receive the same treatment.Published on August 27, 2013 by fountained
This one is not my favorite. I have a variety of the other books, "When I feel Sad" "When I feel Jealous" etc and this one is very toddler like over general... Read morePublished on May 19, 2013 by Jessica Kidd
My 5 yr old son and I love to read this together. Its a very simple book with a very sweet message.Published on March 3, 2013 by Katie
I use this book at Valentine's to help preschoolers understand what love looks like in our actions. Everyone could use some of these practical ideas of how to choose to act... Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by kdr4xmom