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You Get What You Get (Little Boost) Library Binding – August 1, 2013
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Sarah Horne was born in sub-zero Derbyshire, UK, one cold November day. Since then, she has graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2001, and from Kingston University with a Masters in illustration in 2005. Currently, Sarah lives and works in Wapping, London, and spends many hours sipping tea while working at Happiness At Work Studios.
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My daughter is 3 and is prone to epic meltdowns. While her behavior is pretty age appropriate, it's not okay in our home. We are so ready for her to be out of this phase and have been working with her to help her deal with her feelings better. There's no overnight solution but this book is definitely helping us get there little-by-little.
Melvin is a little squirrel who has fits when he doesn't get what he wants, or when things don't go his way. At school he learns the rule, 'You get what you get, and you don't throw a fit'. At school he learns that throwing a fit is not okay, but since his family doesn't know this rule, he continues to have fits at home. Until one day he tells his sister, who is whining, the rule. Then his family agrees that the rule should also be applied at home. Melvin realizes that even though he might want to throw a fit, he should not.
This book is great since it it's not preachy to kids and takes that pressure away from them. I know my daughter has heard us telling her 84357025903 times that it's not okay for her to flip out and scream and flail around, etc. Instead, we see Melvin doing it and we see how silly he looks. We also see things from the family's point of view and we empathize with them having to deal with Melvin's come-aparts.
The only problem is that it does not suggest what kids can do instead of throwing a fit. Obviously they have legit feelings and need to get them out somehow. That's what a fit is, after all.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My seven year old got the point. We enjoyed learning about not throwing a fit because you can not get what you want. Thank you.Published 7 days ago by Kathy
I loved this book! My 4 year old is in preschool and it feels like she is an angel at school and comes home to "unleash". Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jenn Llapitan
I have read this to kindergarteners and my own children. The kids "get it." They understand the message of the story and not to have a temper tantrum if someone tells you... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Z Blaz
The kindergarteners I work with were astounded that the "saying" actually has a book behind it. They seemed to take the saying much more seriously after the book.Published 3 months ago by Julie M. Slaughter
It's alright, I guess. From the 5 star ratings, I was expecting a lot more. There are few words. It'd be a good book for a VERY fast read to a little one. Read morePublished 5 months ago by L
Very helpful simple story to make a point and reference later as a reminder with kids. ;)Published 5 months ago by Sherry A. Lewis